Susan Dearden | Head of Legal | Finch Consulting

Susan Dearden

Head of Legal

Sue is the Head of Legal and is driving the continued growth in Finch Legal.  She particularly works with clients following health and safety and environmental incidents to:

  • avoid enforcement action
  • provide guidance on strategy, plea, mitigation and sentence when enforcement action is pursued
  • provide effective representation at inquests and in Court in the defence of regulatory prosecutions

Until 2017 Sue was a senior partner at Gowling WLG (formerly Wragge & Co) where she had developed and led its health and safety practice for more than 32 years.

Sue is a member of the Health and Safety Lawyers Association, UK Environmental Lawyers Association  and is recognised as a Specialist Member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management.  She is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Sue lectures third year undergraduates on health and safety at The University of Birmingham as part of the LLB course, and has also written and developed a unique and innovative App which helps business manage risks arising from utilisation of its “grey fleet”.