Tel: +44 (0)20 7648 9235 | Suzanne.Kingston@mills-reeve.com
Mills & Reeve LLP Monument Place 24 Monument Street London EC3R 8AJ
I am a consultant in the family law team at Mills & Reeve. I deal with all types of family law – divorce, financial issues, children disputes, pre-nuptial and post nuptial agreements, civil partnership disputes and many of my cases have a foreign element.
I wrote and co-trained the family law arbitration course in England and Wales and was one of the first accredited family arbitrators in this jurisdiction. In addition I have trained arbitration round the world – New Zealand, Hong Kong and South Africa as well as closer to home including Scotland!
I am an accredited resolution mediator and have a thriving mediation practice as well as being a qualified collaborative lawyer.
I also teach Hybrid mediation.
Legal 500 (2019)
Suzanne Kingston has ‘an excellent reputation in this area which is well deserved. She understands how to manage the often challenging family dynamic and doesn’t baulk at or shy away from the thorny issues which are thrown up. Intransigent situations are her forte’.
Suzanne Kingston is ‘highly skilled’
Chambers & Partners (2019)
Described by one interviewee as “the queen of arbitration,” Suzanne Kingston attracts praise for her unparalleled expertise in ADR proceedings. She regularly assists high net worth clients with the negotiation of complex cross-border disputes concerning financial and custody arrangements. One source states: “She’s a tough negotiator, but constructive and unfailingly pleasant to deal with. As a mediator, she is endlessly patient, taking the time to explain the issues clearly.”
Regarded as ‘a pre-eminent force in Family Law’, Suzanne uses not only her gritty litigation skills, where necessary, but is well known for her alternative dispute resolution skills. She is an accredited family mediator, civil commercial mediator, accredited arbitrator and collaborative lawyer. She specialises in complex financial issues and has considerable experience in dealing with prenuptial agreements, cohabitation issues and cases involving children. Much of her work has an international element. Suzanne is praised by peers and clients for her ability to cut through issues and do a deal as painlessly and quickly as possible. She is proactive and sensitive to her client’s needs. Suzanne has spearheaded arbitration for family lawyers and teaches arbitration not just in this jurisdiction but round the world.