Sue completed the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School in 1994 before going on to complete her training contract in London in 1996. She has practised mostly in the East Midlands at solicitors and local authorities in her time as a solicitor. Sue transferred to the Bar in 2017.
Sue was a solicitor between 1994 and 2017 specialising in family law. Sue has worked both in private practice and for various local authorities in the East Midlands. Since 2007 Sue has worked as a self-employed advocate specialising in Public Law Children matters.