Susan Singleton, LL.B., Solicitor
Nabarro Nathanson (now CMS), Trainee Solicitor (1983-1985)
Slaughter and May, Solicitor, (1985 - 1988)
Bristows, Solicitor (1998 - 1994)
Singletons, Solicitors - 1994 to date : Runs own regulated commercial firm of London solicitors - Singletons
Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London firm, Singletons which specialises in intellectual property law, including trade marks and competition law and internet law and general commercial law.
Trained at solicitors Nabarro Nathanson (now CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP, trading as CMS), she joined solicitors Slaughter and May's EC/Competition Law Department on qualifying as a solicitor, moving then to Bristows, solicitors, as a solicitor, where she remained until founding her own London firm of solicitors, Singletons where she practises today.
Since then she had advised over 1000 clients. She acted for the claimant in the first damages action for breach of the EU competition rules to come before the English courts Arkin v Borchard and Others. In 2015/16 she acted in a CJEU and in UK proceedings in cases relating to the tobacco sector.
Her clients range from major plcs and institutions to small start up businesses.
She is author of 33 law books on topics such as internet and ecommerce law, competition law, commercial agency law, data protection legislation and intellectual property and in addition is one of several contributors to 46 more and writes many legal articles. She has spoken at about 1700 legal conferences in the IT/data protection/ecommerce intellectual property, competition and commercial law fields, both in the UK and abroad.
Until 2016 she was Vice Chairman of the Competition Law Association. She sits on the Licensing Executives Society EC/Laws Committee. She served on the Contracts Group of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS).
From September 2005 – June 2010 she sat as an independent Board member on the Direct Marketing Commission.
She has five children and lives in London.