Suzanne Thomas is an associate member of chambers. She teaches full - time on the BPTC at Cardiff University and only has limited availability to accept instructions, outside term-time.
Year of Call: 2001
Clerk: Nigel East
A member of the Criminal Bar Association, Suzanne specialises in general crime including sexual offences, public interest immunity and prison law. She also handles prosecutions under the Companies Act.
Suzanne has a firm yet sensitive manner which makes her a firm favourite for cases involving the young and the vulnerable. Her most recent cases include the reported case of R v Sheppard 2008 in which the Court of Appeal issued guidance on breaches of suspended sentence orders and R v Penelope Webber 2009 which concerned the ill-treatment of two elderly dementia patients by a nurse. Suzanne also successfully prosecuted two defendants for the sexual assault of their daughters and cousins (R v Edwards 2011).
She also has experience in handling all types of Proceeds of Crime Act applications and has undertaken a significant amount of work in relation to prosecutions under the Companies Act. Suzanne also has experience of dealing with parole hearings.
Educated at Cardiff University, Suzanne won the Wales and Chester Circuit prize for outstanding students and the award for best performance in criminal litigation and evidence 2000 -2001.