Ms Susanne Tanner QC

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Susanne is an experienced advocate (Queen's Counsel), tribunal judge, arbitrator and mediator. She holds internationally recognised accreditations in ADR from IMI (mediation) and FCIArb (arbitration). She holds various ADR panel appointments including CIArb Dispute Resolution Service, Squaring Circles Online Dispute Resolution and Faculty of Advocates' Dispute Resolution Service. She acts as both arbitrator/mediator and as a Counsel in arbitrations and mediations. She takes ad hoc appointments as well as those through ADR bodies, including international arbitrations for ICC. Susanne is admitted to both the Scottish and English Bars, specialising in complex personal injury cases, including sexual abuse and harassment claims; health and safety disputes, criminal law, clinical negligence, commercial disputes and landlord and tenant law. She was appointed as the Chair of two independent inquiries in 2020. She sits part-time as a judicial member in the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland Housing & Property and Health & Education chambers. Susanne is a global ambassador for the Scottish Arbitration Centre. She is an active member of the Scottish Institute of Arbitrators Scottish Branch, participates in the Dublin Forum on International Arbitration and regularly presents at conferences and events on legal and ADR topics. She is also a part-time academic at the University of Edinburgh, in a number of subject areas including delict/tort, criminal law and evidence. Susanne brings an analytical mind and flexibility to her dispute resolution practice. She draws on extensive experience as a dispute resolver, in the roles of both advocate and tribunal judge, including many complex and high value disputes. Susanne is dedicated, practical, analytical and approachable. She is always thoroughly prepared and has a keen eye for detail. Susanne can offer parties a streamlined online ADR process which focusses on the true issues in dispute and meets parties' needs.

Mediation Qualifications:

Susanne is a PDSL accredited and International Mediation Institute approved mediator.