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Suzanne Horne

Partner, Employment Law Department


Phone: 44-020-3023-5129
Fax: 44-020-3023-5429


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.


  • Honoured as one of the "Women Leaders" by International Employment Lawyer (2022)
  • "Highly commended" for Collaborative Leadership at Women Influence & Power in Law UK Awards 2022
  • Chambers Global UK Employment (2022)
  • Winner of "Labour & Employment Lawyer of the Year" at the Women in Business Law Awards EMEA 2021 and 2022
  • 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), ‘great communicator’, ‘manages the clients’ needs and expectations expertly’ (Chambers UK, 2023)
  • Thought Leader Labour and Employment – Who’s Who Legal 2022
  • Mapping the Trends: The Global Employer Update was highly commended in the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Report Europe 2018, and was also shortlisted for Legal Week’s Innovation Awards 2018
  • Ms Horne was recommended in The Legal 500 UK for employee-related privacy matters


  • 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' 2018-2022
    • 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
    Pay Equity Litigation




    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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