S Ower

Susan P. Ower K.C.

Year of Call: 2009

Year of Silk: 2023


University of Dundee, LL.B. with 1st Class Honours

University of Dundee, Diploma in Legal Practice

Special interests

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Company and commercial

Professional liability and regulation

Public law, including judicial review and human rights


Susan is instructed in relation to a wide variety of commercial disputes, in particular involving insolvency and commercial contracts.

She has significant experience in acting for insolvency practitioners and company directors. She acted for administrators of Rangers Football Club Plc in a claim against the Club's former solicitors in England, rectification of a defective Administration appointment, and a contractual dispute with Ticketus LLP; for administrators of Heritable Bank Plc, in a significant dispute in the winding up of Landsbanki Islands HF; and administrators of The Globespan Group Plc.

She is often instructed to act for banks in relation to commercial matters, including winding up a company registered in BVI, administration of a quango with significant Scottish property, and a commercial action for payment of £13million involving breach of standard securities.

Susan is standing junior counsel to the Scottish Government, routinely instructed to act for the Accountant in Bankruptcy.