Suzanne Mainwaring - Associate Solicitor at Napthens

Suzanne Mainwaring

Role: Senior Associate Solicitor
Dept: Employment
Location: Liverpool
Direct Dial: 0151 3173356

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Suzanne is a senior associate in the Liverpool Employment Team. She has partnered extensively with senior stakeholders and HR professionals in both the public and private sector advising them on the full breadth of both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. This includes advising on terminations, restructures, individual and collective redundancy matters, TUPE transfers, employment contracts and other employment documentation. I also have a great deal of experience guiding employers through disciplinary, grievance, performance management and sickness absence processes.

Suzanne regularly advises on the employment aspects of business transactions and has represented both employers and individuals throughout Employment Tribunal proceedings on claims ranging from unfair dismissal and breach of contract to more complex matters, including discrimination and whistleblowing.

Suzanne has acted for a range of commercial employers ranging from large corporate entities, SMEs and partnerships, as well as further education, independent schools, large multi-academy trusts, single academy trusts and voluntary maintained schools.


Suzanne has a particular specialism in areas of education law including employment and safeguarding and exclusions.


Suzanne joined Napthens in September 2021 from the employment team at Hill Dickinson LLP where she worked for 11 years.

Suzanne undertook a law degree at Liverpool University and studied the LPC at College of Law Chester. She qualified in 2007.

More about Suzanne Mainwaring

What is your favourite book/film/music?

My favourite book is probably 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven' by Mitch Albom or  'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee. My favourite film is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. My son tells me I shouldn’t admit this to other people but I do enjoy country music!

What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?

The most rewarding part of my job is the opportunity it provides me to build relationships with my clients and really get to know their business.

What would go into your Room 101?

I would add automatic telephone systems to Room 101, the ones that you require to go through a hundred one options before you eventually get to speak to a real person!