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Susan Freeburn Principal Lawyer, Criminal Defence

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Susan is a criminal defence lawyer with Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.

She regularly represents clients in work-related and corporate manslaughter investigations and has substantial experience acting for police officers facing serious criminal and misconduct proceedings.

She has particular expertise in investigations and proceedings involving death following police contact and lectures nationally on the subjects of police misconduct; custody issues and post incident procedures.

On numerous occasions her criminal defence cases have involved judicial review proceedings at the High Court. She also boasts considerable experience acting in cases involving serious sexual offences.


  • Corporate manslaughter
  • Criminal misconduct
  • Death in custody
  • Death following police contact
  • Sexual offences

Commendations from independent legal directories

  • Legal 500

Career history

  • Since 1999 Slater and Gordon
  • College of Law, London

Professional memberships

  • A Legal Aid Agency (LAA) supervisor

Recent Testimonials for Susan Freeburn

“Susan's advice, understanding and professionalism was outstanding.”


“Susan was very professional, knowledgeable and able to grasp the main issues quickly, and she ensured I mentioned elements in my interview I had forgotten about. She put me at ease and could see exactly what was required.”


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