Suzanne Smales

Flat A 21/F Branksome Crest,
Hong Kong, Central and Western HK SAR
Hong Kong
Office Phone: +852 5503 5557
Member since 2015
Membership Type: IACP



I am a barrister, having practised in the UK and Australia. In recent years I have been moving away from a litigation based practice, to embrace an ADR focused practice, in particular mediation and collaborative law. I have undertaken training as a coach in order to act as a third party neutral in collaborative matters

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law
License(s): Barrister in Queensland and UK

Professional Activities

Currently teaching law at the University of Law, (UK) Hong Kong campus

Undergraduate Education

Essex University, UK 1986-89

Postgraduate Education

Inns of Court School of Law 1989-90

Professional Education

Inns of Court School of Law 1990 (barrister)
Australian Lawyer Conversion Qualifications: University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and College of Law Brisbane
Australia Bar Qualification, Inns of Court, Brisbane
Mediation Qualification, Bond University, Gold Coast
Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Qualification, Queensland University of Technology


I currently live in Hong Kong but will be moving back to the UK in 2022. In addition to being a lawyer, I am training as a coach. I also enjoy teaching and taught law at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. I currently teach at the University of Law (UK) at the Hong Kong campus