Construction & Engineering
Sue is a Senior Director with over 25 years’ experience of dealing with all areas of contentious construction, building, engineering and technical disputes. Well known for her work on professional negligence cases, as well as claims for large groups of claimants pursuing the same defendant, Sue says “I have an extensive knowledge of costs, funding and procedural issues, which is crucial to the strategic conduct of a case”.
Winning cases for people and being able to make a difference to their lives and their future is what motivates Sue, and she describes her approach to client work as “seeking practical solutions to the issues at hand”.
Sue is quick to understand and evaluate the issues in a case, seeing the bigger picture as well as devising a strategy for the case. This proactive approach lends itself well to the logistics of large claims, and the teamwork necessary to successfully project manage complex cases.
Sue believes that strong client relationships are at the heart of all successful litigation, which is why she works hard to get to know the clients from the outset.
This commitment to her clients and their cases means that Sue also likes to focus on creating the best possible and most effective team to make sure she can deliver the results her clients need.
Acknowledging that managing cases with large numbers of clients can be challenging, Sue is clear that having the right team on hand and appropriate delegation makes all the difference and ultimately, enables her to stay true to the Walker Morris ethos of getting results for clients.
Sue started her career as an insolvency solicitor and then was a general commercial litigator at Walker Morris, joining the Construction and Engineering department 25 years ago, at a time when it was unusual for women to work in that field and she was the only female solicitor in the team for a number of years.
On life at Walker Morris, Sue says: “In my role I am responsible for a number of large complex and interesting cases. We have a great team and I also enjoy the management, mentoring and training of more junior colleagues”.
“Technically excellent and very thorough in the work that she undertakes.”
“Both Sue Harris and Paul Hargreaves are excellent lawyers: they are commercially and tactically astute and each deliver a tremendous service to their clients in complex multi-party litigation.”
“Complete command of the case.”
“Extreme efficiency and regular communication of the strategic and tactical decisions requiring decisions to be made.”
13th July 2023
30th September 2022