Susanna Kitzing

Call 2005

kitzing@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Practice Overview

Susanna joined Exchange Chambers in 2015 after spending 7 years at New Park Court Chambers, where she completed a broad common law pupillage. In 2012 she was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel.

She is instructed by the Treasury Solicitor and other government departments to act in a range of areas and has developed her judicial review practice through the appointment. She works hard for her clients who value her sensitivity to their issues and her patience in equal measure.

Susanna has a strong social housing practice representing claimants and defendants in possession claims based upon rent arrears and anti-social behaviour and related injunction claims. She is experienced in drafting pleadings for possession and disrepair claims, including defences incorporating public law grounds.  She has dealt with cases raising issues of capacity, undue influence and cases relating to the transfer of tenancies under the Family Law Act 1996.

Her personal injury practice covers all aspects of personal injury work, particularly fast track and multi track cases. She receives instructions from claimants and defendants and has a particular interest in road traffic accidents involving allegations of fraud. She also has experience of cases involving the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority and inquest work.

Susanna is regularly instructed by the GMC to present cases before the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service and has experience relating to hearings before both Fitness to Practise panels and Interim Orders panels.

Cases

R (on the application of BC) v North Yorkshire County Council [2014] EWHC 3335 (Admin) – represented the Secretary of State for Education who appeared as an interested party in judicial review proceedings seeking to challenge the interpretation of legislation surrounding school admission arrangements.

GMC v Dr L – Fitness to Practise review resulting in the Doctor’s erasure from the register.

GMC v Dr R – Fitness to Practise proceedings relating to Doctor’s inappropriate relationship with vulnerable patient.

Leeds City Council v PR – successful defence of a possession claim against an introductory tenant.

BM v CR, Leeds City Council v CR – defending tenant in linked family and possession proceedings where transfer of tenancy sought under the Family Law Act 1996.

R v Dollive (James) [2009] EWCA Crim 1144 – successful appeal of robbery conviction on ground of no case to answer.