Trained by Diana Parker and Gill Doran, Suzanne Todd has risen through the ranks to be the head of Withers’ UK family team. She’s an impressive presence at the front of the firm’s matrimonial offering. Asked about her client list, she tells us that ‘Rolls-Royce clients, often with international problems, and total discretion is what we’re known for. We will do everything we can to protect our clients’ needs.’ The past year showcased Todd’s linguistic proficiency when she managed to return a mother and her child to Italy in just four days. Her knowledge of the Italian court system certainly helps: ‘The Italian culture is different from the English or the Irish. That appreciation makes a big difference,’ she says.