Suzanne McKie KC

Founder & Managing Partner

Suzanne McKie KC

Founder & Managing Partner

Suzanne McKie KC is ranked as a Leading Individual by Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 for Employment/Senior Executive Law (2023). She has been ranked over many years.

Suzanne founded Farore Law in January 2018 and is the firm’s Managing partner. She has specialised in discrimination, equalities, employment, and partnership law for over 25 years. She is a dual-qualified barrister and solicitor and was appointed a QC in 2012, now a KC.

Suzanne has been ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Comments include, “her skill in negotiations is superb,” “has the ability to find clear solutions for complex situations,” “she’s very good on complicated, multifaceted discrimination cases,” “Suzanne drives home the key legal points and gives me the confidence to put them forward in a meaningful and strategic way to achieve the best outcome. She is extremely responsive and is willing to put forward practical solutions in a cost-effective way;” “Suzanne McKie is a formidable force that you want in your corner; she has huge intellect and a capacity to dismantle your opponents’ defences; but what really distinguishes her is that she really cares about her clients.”(Chambers and Partners 2022/3)

Suzanne has an outstanding reputation in her field of practice. She is well-known for her considerable strategic, legal, academic abilities and commercial focus, as well as for her exceptional advocacy and client care. She has rare ability to run litigation and provide advocacy services in high-level cases. Suzanne is also an accredited mediator, and can accept third party-instructions for advocacy services.

Suzanne is a member of the International Forum of Senior Executive Advisers (IFSEA).Suzanne currently sits on the Legal Advisory Panels for Rights of Women, the Centre for Women’s Justice and Maternity Action, and is a member of the Management Committee for One Loud Voice. Suzanne also sits on the Employment Lawyers’ Association Ethics and Pro Bono Committees, and is the ELA’s former Chair and Deputy Chair. In her time, Suzanne has been a Managing Director/GC in a finance house, and has first-hand industry experience with significant knowledge of regulatory matters. She has acted as prosecutor and defender before disciplinary panels of regulators.

Suzanne’s client base includes many high profile and high net worth business owners, senior executives, equity partners, entrepreneurs and senior people in the professional services, legal and medical fields. She acts for companies and charities in her chosen specialist fields.

Suzanne was also privileged to give evidence to the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee at the House of Commons about sexual harassment and NDAs in March 2018. She has particular expertise relating to cases involving Parliament.

“Suzanne McKie and her team understand employment law backwards and forwards. Suzanne’s hyper-direct, no-nonsense style resonates well whether you are facing-off against major international corporations, Hollywood bigshots or simply those on the other side of the aisle. She’s a lion for her clients and her team.” – Legal 500 – 2024

 

“The team is extremely hard working, dedicated and commercial.” – Legal 500 2024

 

“Suzanne McKie is an exceptional lawyer. She is very intelligent, pragmatic and commercial. She never, ever gives up and will keep pursuing her arguments regardless of what is thrown at her.” – Legal 500 2024

 

“The firm has a very positive and personable culture, filled with hand-picked, high-quality individuals at each level.” – Legal 500 2024

 

“Suzanne is a formidable advocate. I learn a lot from her in terms of her professional approach.” Employment: Senior Executive client – Chambers & Partners 2024

 

“I wake up every day grateful that Suzanne is representing me and not the other side! She is brilliantly clever and a real class act.” – Employment: Senior Executive client – Chambers & Partners 2024

 

“Suzanne is incredibly intelligent, very strategic and excellent with clients. She is a very impressive lawyer.” – Employment: Senior Executive client – Chambers & Partners 2024