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Susan Scott

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Practising Consultant Susan Scott joined Burnetts’ Commercial Property team in 2016.

A knowledgeable and expert solicitor, Susan was formerly a Partner at Downs LLP and Mundays LLP where her work included carrying out numerous secured lending transactions for banks and leading a team which advised on the refinancing of a major house builder.

Susan has a special interest in acquisitions and disposals in the leisure sector: she was previously a recommended solicitor for members of the British Institute of Innkeeping and also spent two years as the in-house lawyer for Amsric Foods Ltd, owner of several Starbucks and KFC franchises.

Her role at Burnetts involves the sale and purchase of commercial property, advice on leases for shops, offices and industrial units, bed and breakfast and hotel businesses and providing support for corporate sales and purchases. She continues to be closely involved with the leisure sector, regularly advising on leases for franchisees across England & Wales and also providing advice on licensing applications. Sue’s support on licensing issues can include: meeting with the Police, Environmental Health and other statutory bodies as part of the application process; as well as submitting the application; and advising on the management of objections.

A law graduate from the University College London Susan completed her solicitor training at Hextall Erskine and Co in London where she qualified as a Solicitor in 1977, and upon qualification was at Simmons and Simmons, a leading City of London firm. Her career has also included partnership roles at Masons Leatherhead (now Pinsent Masons).

Outside the office, Susan is a keen walker and has completed three long-distance walking challenges for charities including Cystic Fibrosis. She loves opera and classical music and lives in Keswick.