This month saw the latest addition to the Law Clinic team as Susan Fallone began her role as one of the Law Clinic’s Supervisors.
Prior to becoming a solicitor, Susan worked in the social security department for nearly thirteen years. During this time she also worked as an advocate for adults with dementia, training as a mediator at that time. She then worked as the In Court Adviser at Edinburgh Sheriff Court for over five years, where she provided legal advice and representation to unrepresented party litigants in a wide range of areas including defending against local authority eviction actions, landlord/tenant disputes, debt actions, and raising/defending small claims and summary cause actions.
Susan also worked for East End and Castlemilk Law Centres (covering criminal, housing, debt, employment, family law and social security tribunals), in private practice (covering criminal and family law) and finally in-house for local authorities (specialising in child law, but also covering other areas of work such as employment, education, housing, clerking committees, and acting as legal adviser to the adoption and fostering panel).
When not working at the Clinic, Susan will split her time between working as a safeguarder for children in Court and Children’s Hearing proceedings and as a Justice of the Peace in the summary criminal courts in Edinburgh Sheriff Court.
Commenting on this appointment, Clinic Director Professor Donald Nicolson said:
“Susan will make an excellent addition to our current supervisory team and will help us maintain and enhance our services to the community. Welcome aboard Susan from all of us here at the Law Clinic.”