Susan Rutherford, Practice Management

Susan Rutherford F.Inst.Pa

Susan Rutherford works part time in the Firm as the Practice Manager ensuring the highest business practice is maintained in the most efficient and effective way led by our client focused approach. Holdens is fortunate to have a professional and committed administrative and Legal Secretarial support team who strive to provide the highest quality support and continually aim for excellence of standards. 

Susan is also able to support individuals and SMEs with a range of organisational and people issues that ensure that early approaches minimise the risk in later legal processes. The advice also supports and builds on Business Development Strategies that may be in place or evolving.

Susan’s early career in the commercial world paved the way to a 20 year career at Board level working as the HR and Organisational Development Director within a major reasearch University and for 10 years as a non-executive Director in 2 inner city University Hospital Trusts. Susan has also spent many years as Trustee and later Chair of a national Charity, The Reader Organisation. Susan is now working in consultancy mode both within the Commercial, NHS, Care and Charitable Sectors.

She has been instrumental in achieving best practice standards within our Quality framework, Lexcel and has also provided advice in terms of embedding other systems such as PQASSO and EFQM into organisations as a way of driving business forward.

Susan is a Director and Chair of the Lancaster Business Improvement District. Lancaster Bid Susan is also the current President of the Lancaster Morecambe and District Law Society.