Suzi Goodchild
Associate | London
Suzi Goodchild

Suzi Goodchild focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation. Ms. Goodchild has acted on a range of litigation and white collar matters for clients across a variety of jurisdictions.

The Legal 500 UK has recommended Ms. Goodchild for commercial litigation, with clients commenting that she is "[an] up and coming associate, [who] shows great leadership and promise" (2022).

Ms. Goodchild joined Dechert as a trainee in 2016 and qualified in 2018.

  • Advising an investment bank in respect of insurance claims linked to its exposure following the collapse of Greensill Capital, including working with Australian counsel to bring litigation claims in New South Wales seeking an indemnity under insurance policies.
  • A large restaurant chain in relation to an ongoing COVID-19 business interruption insurance claim in the High Court.
  • The Procurement Bureau of the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of China in both the High Court and Court of Appeal with respect to the novel point of law of cross border “judgment laundering”.
  • A majority shareholder in dispute with the minority shareholder as to the quantum of its shareholding following an unfair prejudice judgment.
  • A state government in a multi-jurisdictional arbitration (the 5 week trial of which was held entirely remotely) in relation to 24 separate claims involving a wide-ranging series of frauds perpetrated at the direction on one individual. 
  • An employer in respect of employee’s unlawful hacking of management email accounts, which involved obtaining emergency injunctive relief and associated orders for delivery up, review and deletion of materials on employees’ electronic devices.
  • Ukrainian businessman, Michael Cherney, in his claim for breach of contract, damages and declaratory relief against his former business partner, Oleg Deripaska.
  • Insolvency officeholders in relation to a series of related proceedings that arise out of the bankruptcy of a businessman and his principal trading company.  Involved pursuing s366 applications against third parties, for the purposes of tracing and collecting in assets as well as claims for unlawful means conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duty, dishonest assistance and other causes of action arising under sections 423, 238 and 239 of the Insolvency Act.
  • A state government of a constituent emirate of the United Arab Emirates in relation to a multi-jurisdiction investigation into historic fraud amounting to over US$ 1 billion.
    • University of Birmingham, LL.B., Law, 2012, First-Class Honours
    • The University of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2013, Distinction
    • England and Wales