Journey to law
While I was at university, I worked as a paralegal for a firm in its litigation department. I loved the fast-paced nature of the work and the great feeling I had when I got a positive outcome for a client. As an employment lawyer I have not been disappointed with my career choice. Every day is different, I am regularly challenged by the constant changes in employment legislation and I get enormous satisfaction from helping individuals and businesses solve issues in the workplace
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Susanna has been listed in Chambers & Partners since 2011 as a Leader in her Field. The 2018 edition reports “she is extremely knowledgeable and very easy to work with”.
She has a proven track record of excelling in providing timely, pragmatic, commercial and unambiguous advice that delivers results for her clients. If you want advice from a lawyer who does not sit on the fence, she is the person to go to.
Susanna has particular industry experience in working with clients in the education, logistics, distribution and insurance sectors. She also regularly assists individuals who are looking to devise strategies or need help to negotiate an exit from their employment.
Susanna is superb at what she does and really helped me focus on what I needed to achieve with her support. She helped me stay focused on the task at hand keeping it thoroughly professional and not a bit personal. I would (and I have) recommended her to my friends and colleagues because of the simple fact that Susanna cares about getting the right result for you. She is everything you need as a client.
Susanna was very enjoyable to work with. She is very personable, reliable and made me feel very secure as I was navigating through my employment law challenge. I would highly recommend.
I was first introduced to Susanna Rynehart by my daughter who had Susanna recommended by a friend. I was going through an horrendous time at work and didn’t know which way to turn and the problem was making me very ill. After speaking to Susanna I was assured by her that I had a good case and that she would help me through the process. She is very friendly but also very thorough and reassuring, getting all aspects of the case covered quickly and efficiently. Nothing is too much trouble. Things were dealt with very professionally and the end result was very satisfactory. I can’t recommend her highly enough and after meeting her for a coffee I was even more impressed by her efficiency and friendliness and if every professional person was like Susanna the world would be a better place!
Susanna was recommended to me during a grievance with my employer, I was alone vs a multi-billion-dollar company until Susanna provided clear, positive and valuable advice every step of the way to achieve a successful outcome. I would strongly recommend Susanna to anyone in a similar situation. Thank you.
Susanna is an extremely capable and thoughtful employment lawyer . Her sage counsel, sensitive guidance and pragmatic support were invaluable to me during what would otherwise have been a very stressful time. Susanna provides excellent legal advice and offers clear tactical options based on her significant experience. She is a formidable ally with a keen mind and a calm, confident manner. Always focussed on securing the best outcome for her clients, Susanna is determined, professional and great fun to work with. I would highly recommend her for any engagement where a clever, experienced and robust approach is required.
Jones Chase provides critically-needed balanced advice, whilst being extremely thorough and reassuringly attentive. Their expert knowledge in all facets of employment law comes through in every interaction.
I was inspired at the start of my legal career to specialise in employment law when I helped a young woman succeed in a sex discrimination and harassment claim. Despite nearly giving up her case on several occasions she stuck with it which took great courage. I will never forget the look on her face of complete relief, elation and joy when the tribunal gave unanimous judgement in her favour. I knew in that moment that as an employment lawyer I would be able to make a difference to the businesses and lives of my clients that I would work for.
I wanted to work in a truly specialist, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, with smart, enthusiastic, fun lawyers who share the same values and working ethos that I do. Jones Chase ticked all the boxes on my wish list and more.
It’s a firm that genuinely cares about doing a really good job and making a difference for its clients. It’s a firm that believes in challenging the norm.
Solving problems, finding solutions and working with enthusiastic, energetic people.
- My family (obviously)
- Gardening – my dahlia collection is becoming an obsession
- English sparking wine