Sue retired as the Senior Partner of the firm on 31st March 2017. She is now a Non-Practicing Consultant, which means that she no longer undertakes any legal work.
Sue is the second eldest of Joseph Jones’ four daughters. After leaving Morecambe Grammar School (now Morecambe High) she joined the firm and was articled to her father’s partner Peter Higgins. She trained with Peter for five years and under took her Law Society Final Examinations at the College of Law in Guildford. She was admitted as a Solicitor in 1976.
From the outset of her career Sue specialised in conveyancing and other property transactions, together with wills, trusts and probate. She was the instigator of the firm’s interest in dealing with the affairs of elderly and vulnerable clients. In 2007 she was admitted as a member of the specialist professional body, “Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE)”
Nowadays Sue deals only with wills, trusts and probate and elderly client issues including powers of attorney.
Sue lives in Lancaster. She is married with two adult daughters and two grandchildren. Sue is a trustee of The Lancaster Charity and Platten and Benson Trust which run historic Almshouses in the City Centre and Morecambe, a trustee of The Abbeyfield Lancashire Extra Care Society Trust and a trustee of the Elizabeth & Richard Wilson Charitable Fund.
Sue has always had an interest in supporting the education of children, especially girls (being one of four girls born to her parents and having two of her own) and in encouraging their ambitions and potential. She has recently stepped down as the Chair of Lancaster Girls Grammar School, but continues to serve and support the school as one of two Vice Chairs of the Board of Governors.