Suzy Shackleford was called to the Bar in 1980 as a member of Inner Temple. She practiced for twenty-five years in London initially from New Court Chambers and latterly from One Garden Court. She specialises in public law children's cases and, when in London, acted for Local Authorities, parents and children. She did very many High Court wardship cases and frequently undertook cases for the Official Solicitor, a number of them high profile. After making her home in Norfolk she joined regional chambers and continued to undertake public law children cases, acting particularly for Guardians on behalf of Children.
She joined Fenners Chambers in 2014.