Susan Bartfield

"Good at clarifying things every step of the way," and "Her client skills are first-rate and she is well versed in litigation." - Chambers and Partners 2019

“The best of the best" – Legal 500

“Amazing client manner” – Chambers & Partners

Noted for “developing brilliant relationships with clients” – Chambers & Partners

Susan Bartfield

Consultant Solicitor

I am a Panel Member of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Specialist Panel and have 26 years of experience in acting for patients. Over the years I have developed a particular interest in cases concerning the treatment of and late diagnosis of cancer working with both families of those who sadly did not survive and with patients who are hopeful of recovery.

In recent years, amongst the many cases I have successfully concluded are those involving a delay of 11 months in diagnosis of breast cancer, death caused by failure to treat heart disease, catastrophic injury resulting from failure to diagnose a brain tumour, bowel damage caused during a routine hysterectomy and failure to treat infection in a newborn baby, resulting in extensive and permanent injuries.  I have achieved a number of settlements involving £millions.

Client comments over the years have included:

“Highly professional standards, delivered in a sympathetic manner – very reassuring.  We could find no fault – in fact the whole process (which can’t be easy for anyone) was made as pleasant for us as was possible”

“professional but compassionate approach”

“the whole process from initial consultation to final settlement has been explained step by step clearly, concisely and with great empathy ….my feelings and wishes always the first consideration”

“you are sympathetic, knowledgeable and business like”

“Sue has been nothing short of fabulous from the word go, she was extremely efficient and hardworking, friendly and helpful and I enjoyed contact with her which I shall now miss”

Professional comments received:

“the best of the best”
Legal 500

Her “amazing client manner” instils confidence in claimants she represents
Chambers’ Guide to the UK Legal Profession

“…..if it was cancer related then I would hotfoot it to Susan Bartfield”
Chambers’ Guide UK


Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel

Law Society Excellence Awards 2016 – Lawyer of the Year: Private Client - Highly Commended


New Law Journal; Article May 2002; Proportionality in Costs Medical Law Precedents for Lawyers; Chapter One, “The Solicitor’s Side”
Solicitors Journal; Article 7 September 2010

Leading Cases

Lownds -v- The Home Office