Sue has a BA degree in Law from Durham University. She worked as a solicitor for 35 years and was a senior partner with the Maidstone based legal firm, Brachers LLP. She was head of the agricultural team and a member of its management board. Sue specialised in advice to the agricultural community and wrote regular articles for the magazine, South East Farmer. Sue was a governor of Maidstone Girls Grammar School, OFSTED graded as outstanding, for 10 years. Sue now undertakes historical research, including transcribing documents and writing articles.