Suzanne Gallagher

“Suzanne is diligent and personable – a huge asset to any team.” 

Legal 500

Suzanne is an associate with significant experience advising on complex corporate crime and regulatory investigations. Her clients include high-profile corporates and senior officers implicated in criminal investigations as suspects and where they are assisting regulatory authorities as witnesses. She also has experience of corporate self-reporting. Her cases involve a range of industries including retail, healthcare, entertainment, construction, technology, manufacturing and financial services.

Suzanne has expertise in a number of BCL’s practice areas including environmental protection, corporate fraud, consumer protection, competition and cartels, food safety, fire safety, health and safety, corporate manslaughter, data protection, tax, sanctions and surveillance law.

She advises clients in both investigations and adversarial proceedings brought by enforcement authorities including local authorities, the Environment Agency, HSE, CMA, FCA, HMRC, MPS and SFO. Suzanne has also attended dawn raids and conducted internal investigations.

Suzanne demonstrates a keen interest in how rapidly evolving technologies are challenging the current legal framework. She examines the implications this has for law enforcement and regulatory action. Suzanne has published articles on the use of technology in a law enforcement context, and developments in predictive and algorithmic policing technology. She is also closely monitoring the development of the self-driving vehicle safety framework in the UK.

She has a particular interest in the obligations on clients offering cryptographic products and services, including end-to-end encryption. She is also focused on the evolution of online harms legislation. Another area where her contribution is noted is in the implications of the evolving ESG and modern slavery frameworks in related investigations.

In addition to her practice focused on corporate crime and regulatory investigations, Suzanne has also gained considerable experience advising ultra-high-net-worth-individuals on the implications of criminal proceedings brought in other jurisdictions, and on sanctions.


  • You received a Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notice: What to do next
  • You receive a Health and Safety Improvement or Prohibition Notice: when, why, and what to do next
  • Surveillance Eye in the Sky: drone technology in criminal and regulatory investigations
  • Eurasian Kleptocracy and the UK: What’s the Problem?
  • How Predictive Policing Can Criminalize Kids’ Online Searches – Suzanne Gallagher writes for The Crime Report
  • COVID-19 cure fraud: How far can the law go in judging religious beliefs? – John Binns and Suzanne Gallagher write for Open Access Government
  • OFSI Annual Review 2020-2021
  • The Criminalisation of Curiosity? Predictive Policing and Young People
  • The Litigation Privilege Predicament – The State of Qatar v Banque Havilland SA
  • How to lose friends and alienate nations – John Binns and Suzanne Gallagher write for Reports Legal
  • How to lose friends and alienate nations: with its clear disregard for legal norms, Belarus takes its rogue state status up a gear
  • Algorithmic policing – “Trust is a must, not a nice to have” Julian Hayes and Suzanne Gallagher write for Global Data Review
  • Hygiene Emergency Prohibition Notices: Suzanne Gallagher writes for Cleaning Hygiene Today and CLH News
  • Food allergen labelling consultation launched following high profile inquest
  • Regulating autonomous vehicles – consultation considers new corporate criminal offences

Professional Memberships:

  • London Irish Lawyers Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Health & Safety Lawyers Association

What the directories have said:

“Suzanne Gallagher is diligent and personable – a huge asset to any team.

Legal 500, 2023

Articles by Suzanne Gallagher

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