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Sue Hodgson

Partner - Head of Family Law Team - Resolution Accredited Specialist

Sue's Teams



Sue joined the team at Lanyon Bowdler in 2007 and has over 23 years’ experience of dealing exclusively with complex family matters.

She is an Accredited Specialist with Resolution and Sue has particular expertise in dealing with Private Law children disputes; representing parents and grandparents in relation to children issues, for example Child Arrangement Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and Child Relocation.

Sue is regularly instructed to assist armed forces veterans and clients who face difficulties as a result of mental health conditions.

Sue has a strong personal following and now finds herself regularly acting for second generation clients. She is renowned for her constructive and ‘no-nonsense’ approach to family cases and will always look for a practical solution. The vast majority of clients come to Sue on the recommendation of their friends, family and contacts.

Sue enjoys spending time with her family and friends, eating out, walking her dog and horse riding, she also enjoys international travel.

Legal 500 & Chambers UK Recommendations

Sue is recognised in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer which states, 'practice head Sue Hodgson is known for her work on complicated matrimonial matters and sensitive child disputes.' 

The 2022 edition of Chambers UK ranks Sue in Band 1 and states, Sue Hodgson maintains a strong reputation for her work in Children Act cases and child arrangement orders. She also advises on complex financial remedy cases. It also notes some testimonials; "Sue Hodgson is amongst the best in her field - she is extremely knowledgeable, very well organised and thinks ahead about everything you and the court will need. Her advice is forthright and compassionate at the same time." "Sue is brilliant - she's always there when I need to speak to her and proactive in updating me on developments in my case."

Client Testimonials

"The service of care we received was second to none from start to finish" - D M and S E Betton

"Very easy to talk to and good advice given" – M Reynolds

"Professional service – Sue was extremely approachable and helpful" – K Morgan

"Professional and friendly throughout, excellent service, Sue is very honest and genuine" –
D Evans

"I was always spoken to in a way that meant I could fully understand how my divorce was going to proceed. I was nervous about the whole procedure but felt confident that I had nothing to worry about" – S Bedigan

Notable Cases

Sue has secured orders changing the residence of children from one parent to the other within children act proceedings, orders to enable children to be placed within private schooling arrangements, permission to relocate with children out of the jurisdiction and Special Guardianship Orders within court proceedings where at the outset of those proceedings, the Local Authority were against the placement.