Slaughter and May
1994 to Date : Runs own commercial law firm - 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 Nabarro, she joined Slaughter and May's EC/Competition Law Department on qualifying, moving then to Bristows, where she remained until founding her own firm.
Since then she had advised nearly 1000 clients. According to the Legal Business Directory she is one of the UK's leading IT and IP Lawyers. 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 over 30 law books on topics such as internet and ecommerce law, competition law, commercial agency law, data protection legislation and intellectual property and writes many legal articles. She speaks at 30 events a year 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, is a member of the Licensing Executives Society (and sits on ther 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.