Lowndes Jordan announces new litigation partner Rachel Sussock

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Lowndes Jordan is delighted to welcome Rachel Sussock as a new partner at the firm. Ms Sussock is an experienced litigator with broad commercial, regulatory and public law experience and a recent focus on construction and insolvency. She prides herself on her commitment to identifying the key issues and advising on the most effective way to resolve those issues, whether through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms or the courts. 

Her work has included acting in large scale civil proceedings in relation to high value infrastructure contracts, acting for directors in complex financial and regulatory disputes and acting for liquidators and companies in insolvency proceedings. She has acted for and advised clients in construction disputes including successfully seeking injunctive relief in relation to performance bonds. Ms Sussock has also provided advice to Crown entities in relation to threatened judicial review proceedings, acted for parties in licensing disputes under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act and for partners and trustees in sensitive partnership and trust disputes.   

Lowndes Jordan partner Graham Jordan comments, “Rachel brings a wealth of experience to our team, particularly in the areas of commercial and regulatory litigation. Rachel’s determination to resolve complex disputes and her exceptional client focus make her a great asset to the firm. We are delighted to have her onboard.” 

Ms Sussock comments, "Lowndes Jordan has a highly collaborative culture underpinned by real depth of experience across a range of practice areas. I am particularly enjoying having the financial markets, M&A, start-ups and general business expertise to draw on in my litigation practice."

Prior to joining Lowndes Jordan as litigation partner, Ms Sussock was with a specialist litigation practice and before that she was Crown counsel in the public commercial team at the Crown Law office. During her time at Crown Law, she provided advice and acted for Treasury, the ministries of economic development, health, transport, education and social development and the Commerce Commission. Ms Sussock has gained a unique perspective from working for and against the Crown in the commercial, regulatory and financial crime areas.  

She graduated with LLB (Hons)/BCA (Commerce and Administration) from Victoria University in 1991.