Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London commercial solicitor's firm, Singletons (www.singlelaw.com) which advises a large range of UK and international clients on business law with particular emphasis on litigation, competition law and IP/IT. Author of 30 law books she writes regularly on legal matters for a variety of publications. A frequent speaker she speaks at about 50 conferences a year and has recently spoken in Iran, Dubai, Lagos, Spain and other parts of the EU on contract law issues. In 2010 she acquired four legal publications from Informa - IT Law Today, Corporate Briefing, Finance and Credit Law and International Trade Finance. She practised first at Slaughter and May and Bristows before founding her own firm in 1994. She is Vice Chairman of the Competition Law Association and recently sat on the Direct Marketing Authority for 5 years. A mother of five (her daughters both qualified as solicitors in 2011/12) in her spare time she sings and practises bikram yoga, cycles and swims. She also enjoys her own island in Panama and is Chairman of the Pinner Hill Residents Association. She can be followed on twitter at singlelaw.