Susan Doherty Special Counsel

Meet Susan

Susan has over 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation with a focus on large scale complex matters.

She also has many years of experience in criminal law as a prosecutor for white collar crime and has experience in various tribunals, disciplinary bodies and inquests. Susan has also represented directors and officers, having developed expertise in high value, large and complex commercial litigation, and is experienced in mediations and other settlement negotiations.



Parsons Brinckerhoff

Acted in defence of $144 million claim by investors in relation to traffic forecast for the Lane Cove Tunnel in Sydney.

Sigma Coachair Group

Acted in subrogated recovery proceedings against German and American suppliers of equipment used in their rail air conditioning units, including co-ordinated proceedings brought simultaneously in the UK.

British American Tobacco

Acted for a global insurer seeking contribution from another global insurer for payments in respect of mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses.


Acted in defence of an action by a finance company seeking to recover a fraudulently induced payment.


Acted in defence of restraint of trade action by Scholastic Australia.


Listed as a leading lawyer in Litigation
Best Lawyers Australia, 2019 - 2020

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Sydney

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