Sue at a glance:

Sue Mawdsley is a partner in Legal Risk LLP.  She is also admitted as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland. She is a solicitor of over 30 years’ experience and advises law firms – from multi-national to high street practices – on risk management, claims prevention and regulatory compliance.  She has particular expertise in anti-money laundering and advising firms on anti-money laundering problems and compliance strategies, as well as extensive experience of developing bespoke procedures and systems for law firms.

Sue has a diploma in Anti Money Laundering from the International Compliance Association, accredited by the Business School of the University of Manchester. She also has a Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection.

Sue is the co-author of the Money Laundering chapter of the International Bar Association book on Risk Management In Law Firms and together with Frank Maher and Francis Dingwall is co-author of The Compliance Calendar Toolkit for Law Firms.

Sue is a ranked lawyer in Chambers UK 2019 for Professional Discipline.

Sue is also a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 2018 for Professional Discipline and Professional Negligence.

"Well-regarded professional negligence boutique focused on the legal sector. Continues to represent insurers and legal professionals in claims, with particular experience in cases involving overseas schemes, property transactions and estate administration. Additional expertise in coverage matters in various contexts such as firm closures and M&A." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"Respected specialist firm with a focus on advising law firms on disciplinary matters, operating out of offices in Liverpool and Oxford. Represents firms before the SDT and is particularly accomplished in advising on SRA compliance matters. Admired for its strong defence of individual practitioners in SRA disciplinary proceedings." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"She is an expert in her field and cuts through difficult issues with ease, providing quick and decisive advice and guidance." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"They provide expert advice on a range of difficult issues in a very timely fashion. They cut through the enormous raft of regulations to provide clear and concise practical advice." - Chambers 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"Clear focus and defined expertise which the lawyers deliver to the highest level of legal service" - Chambers 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"'The lawyers have deep knowledge and experience of all aspects of risk and regulation, especially how the processes play out'." - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Discipline)
"'They provide a quick response, knowledgeably with very practical advice that you can follow reliably. They advise you of the risks and issues so you can make informed decisions.'" - Legal 500 2020 (Professional Negligence)
"brilliant" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Negligence)
"excellent service with extremely fast response times; the team’s industry knowledge is extremely wide and this it applies in a practical way" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Negligence)
"Sue Mawdsley is 'excellent'" - Legal 500 2018 (Professional Discipline)
"Sue Mawdsley ‘combines immense knowledge with commercially pragmatic advice'." - Legal 500 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Sue Mawdsley provides practical and categorical advice in a confusing field." - Legal 500 2014 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Legal Risk punches above its weight, and specialises in advising law firms." - Legal 500 2012 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Their expertise is in the subtleties of compulsory solicitors' professional indemnity rules and regulations." - Chambers UK 2015 recommendation (Professional Negligence)
"Susan Mawdsley assists law firms of all sizes on matters such as claims prevention, risk management and regulatory compliance. Clients praise her "practical and efficient" approach." - Chambers UK 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"They were always very responsive, they took time to learn about our business and our goals, and as a result gave us advice that was very pragmatic and really tailored for us." - Chambers UK 2016 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"I think very highly of Legal Risk. They provide concise, definitive responses which are invaluable when we are up against it." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"Clients "can't praise her enough"" - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"extremely responsive, precise and definitive in her advice." - Chambers UK 2017 recommendation (Professional Discipline)
"She is incredibly knowledgeable, practical, very focused, and just really helpful" - Chambers 2018 recommendation (Professional Discipline)