Todd understands when it’s time to extend or retract her claws to pursue her clients’ interests. Her peers praise her for her ‘contagious energy and ruthless efficiency’. A trained mediator and collaborative lawyer, Todd worked on S v P, which created a now accepted shortcut to allow agreements reached during collaboration to win court approval. Todd says that each family law case has its own difficulties ‘because each family brings with it its own completely different set of factual matrices’. But she sees her role as helping clients to move on. ‘Our goal for clients is to help them achieve a financial and emotional position where they can move forward with the rest of their life.
Suzanne J Todd