Advocate Susan Pearmain is a senior associate within the Dispute Resolution department in Jersey in the Criminal team. She joined Appleby in 2006, having previously been a partner for 20 years with a major Jersey-based international law firm.
Susan has specialised in criminal and family law advocacy and has extensive experience in all the criminal and family courts in Jersey, from the Magistrate’s Court to the Court of Appeal for Jersey. She has a good working relationship with all those who appear before or work for these Courts.
In 2013, the Court of Appeal for Jersey recorded in its judgment in a high-profile fraud appeal to it that she: “used the documents and their contents against the Crown in a piece of advocacy which was subtle, persuasive and effective.”
She is a member of the Jersey Family Law Association and a practising Notary Public.
Susan was Bậtonnier (Leader of the Jersey Bar) and ex officio Committee member of the Law Society of Jersey for two years, and for many years Chairman of the Jersey Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. For over 25 years she was on the Board of Examiners for Jersey Advocates and Solicitors, examining on Family Law and Wills and Succession and she was regularly an examiner for those wishing to qualify in Jersey as a Notary Public.