Suzanne Rieschieck2

Suzanne
Rieschieck

Senior Associate

Suzanne is a general commercial litigator, focusing on the Property, Building and Construction, Retirement Living and Education industries. She has experience in a vast range of disputes relevant to these industries, including with respect to leasing, adverse possession, breach of contract, defective building work, expert determinations and retirement living resident complaints, fee disputes, Australian Consumer Law matters and some defamation. Suzanne also has experience in insolvency matters and alternative dispute resolution, providing strategic advice with a focus on practical outcomes.

Experience

  • Acting for clients in a range of Property disputes including those related to ownership rights, easements and adverse possession.
  •  Acting for builders, developers and owners in building and construction disputes both domestic and commercial regarding defect claims, breach of warranty claims, contribution claims and challenges to expert assessments.
  •  Acting for Retirement Village operators regarding resident complaints, disputes and VCAT claims.
  •  Providing advice on contract disputes including breach of contract and assessment of damages, and the impact of the Australian Consumer Law in contract disputes.
  •  Assisting clients to navigate retail and commercial lease disputes.
  •  Acting for creditors and liquidators in insolvency related proceedings.
  • Representing clients in all Victorian Courts, VCAT and the Civil Federal Court system.
  •  Defamation claims by individuals and Not-For-Profit Organisations.

Leadership

  • Member, Victorian Women Lawyers