Susan Fritsche Susan Fritsche
Senior Associate - Litigation
Susan Fritsche is a Solicitor with over 25 years extensive experience in civil and property litigation. She initially qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives in 1996 after a decade of attending night school, whilst working full time in a solicitors practice. She went on to complete the conversion examinations and the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, London before being admitted as a Solicitor in 1999. Susan worked for a City firm for many years before joining Protopapas.
Areas of Practice
Susan has extensive experience in property and civil litigation including:
- Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 Matters and Disputes
- Residential Possession Claims
- Business Lease Renewals
- Service Charge Disputes Including Arrears Recovery
- Forfeiture Proceedings and Commercial Possession Claims
- Breach of Covenant
- Enforcing Lease Obligations
- Boundary Disputes
- Leasehold Enfranchisement
- Debt Claims and Rent Recovery
- General Civil Litigation Matters.
Susan takes a proactive approach and always goes out of her way to assist her clients however possible. She routinely analyses the most practical and impactful course of action available to her clients, which does not always include court action. Her aim is to obtain the best result taking into consideration the commercial realities of the dispute and other possible forms of dispute resolution. Susan is also a member of the Property Litigation Association.
Sartipy v Chatsworth Court Freehold Company Ltd & Anor  EWHC 3062 (Ch) (20 October 2017) – a case which initially involved a claim for service charge arrears which resulted in the property being sold via a court order for sale. This resulted in the defendant’s son being jailed for six years after submitting a number of false court orders to the Royal Courts of Justice in London and the Court Funds Office in Scotland. The defendant and her son knew they had no legal standing with the property but tried to fraudulently withdraw the proceeds of sale and unlawfully regain entry into the property and evict the new owner. This was the first conviction of its kind in the UK.
Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others”. Martin Luther King Jr