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Suzanne Horne

Partner, Employment Law Department


Suzanne Horne is vice-chair of the London office and head of the International Employment practice of Paul Hastings. She is recognised in Chambers UK described as having ‘a lot of business acumen and sense’ (Chambers UK 2023), leading a team described as ‘top quality’ (The Legal 500, 2022). She has a broad-ranging practice covering all aspects of employment law and employment-related matters advising both U.K. and international clients. Ms. Horne also advises employers on employee-related data protection and privacy matters and has successfully defended employers in various employment tribunal and high-court litigation matters. Ms. Horne also has extensive experience in cross-border, pan-European, and multinational projects including business reorganization, integrations, redundancies, hiring, and firing.


  • Ms. Horne is lauded as ‘talented’, an ‘excellent technical expert and litigation strategist’, who ‘sees all angles, is astute and tactical’ (The Legal 500, 2022), and a ‘great communicator’, who ‘manages the clients’ needs and expectations expertly’ (Chambers UK, 2023)
  • Ranked by Chambers Global & Chambers UK for Employment, 2024
  • Ranked by The Legal 500 UK as a Leading Individual for Employment, 2024
  • Winner, “Disputes Lawyer of the Year” at the Women & Diversity Law Awards, 2024
  • Shortlisted, “Mentor of the Year” at Legal Week’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards UK, 2024
  • Shortlisted, “Lawyer of the Year” at the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA, 2024
  • Thought Leader, Labour and Employment, Who’s Who Legal, 2024
  • Winner, “Ally of the Year” at Legal Week’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards UK, 2023
  • Winner, "Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year" at the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA, 2021, 2022
  • Honoured as one of the “Women Leaders” by International Employment Lawyer, 2022
  • “Highly commended” for "Collaborative Leadership" at Legal Week’s Women, Influence & Power in Law Awards UK, 2022
  • Mapping the Trends: The Global Employer Update was highly commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe 2018; shortlisted for Legal Week’s Innovation Awards 2018


  • College of Law of England and Wales, L.P.C., 1997
  • King’s College London School of Law, LL.M., 1995

Engagement & Publications

  • Regularly interviewed on national television and quoted in the press in relation to topical legal matters
  • Frequently writes for a wide variety of publications, and both presents and conducts training sessions and webinars
  • Editor of 'Mapping the Trends: The Global Employer Update' 2018-2023
  • Contributing author in the publications: Managing Workplace Health And Wellbeing During A Crisis (2022), The Employment Law Review, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Editions, Employee Privacy: Guide to US and International Law and Inside the Minds: Navigating Employment Law in Europe.


  • Sits on the Steering Committee for the International Employment Law Forum
  • Member of National Forum for Health and Wellbeing
  • Admitted to practice in England and Wales
  • Member, European and U.K. Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member of the Global Advisory Board of Women in Law Empowerment Forum
  • Member of the Quorum Initiative
  • Member, XBHR, Global Forum for Cross-border HR Experts

Practice Areas


Employment Litigation

Workplace Retaliation and Whistleblower Defense

International Employment Law

Employment Counseling and Preventive Advice

Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Employment Law

Workforce Data And Technology




England and Wales Solicitor


The College of Law (The University of Law), L.P.C. 1997

King's College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law, LL.M. 1995

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