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Susan Apthorp
Sears Tooth

Sears Tooth
Sears Tooth

Susan joined Sears Tooth as a partner in 2008, having previously been a partner at a leading city firm.  She is a highly regarded family lawyer.  She is ranked as a leading individual by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500, and as a prominent figure in the Citywealth Leaders List 2013. Susan specialises in complex financial remedy proceedings, Inheritance Act cases, jurisdictional disputes and private law children’s matters such as relocation and residence and provision for children of unmarried families. 

Susan’s has a wide experience of cases with an international element and regularly advises clients in cross border disputes.  Her clients include high net worth individuals from a variety of backgrounds and professions.  She has been described by Chambers & Partners “as one who enjoys a growing reputation” and as Raymond Tooth’s “right hand woman”.  The Legal 500 has described Susan as someone “who is known for high-value offshore trusts work”.

Susan is valued by her client’s for her sound judgment, tenacity and her ability to resolve the most complex matters to the client’s satisfaction whether via negotiation or court process.


Recent Notable Cases

Sekhri v Ray  [2014] EWCA Civ 119 – (establishing domicile for client resident in Singapore to establish jurisdiction for an English petition)

Nightingale v Nightingale [2014] EWHC72 (Fam) – (obtaining freezing order/delivery up of information regarding a solicitor’s client account)

Shagroon v Sharbatly [2012] EWCA Civ 1507 – (recognition of foreign divorce to found financial remedy claim in this jurisdiction) 

White v Quinney Holdings Ltd BV1HC (2011) – (obtaining a disclosure and freezing order in the BVI against an off shore company in an international divorce) 



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