A Hampshire lawyer has been elected by CBI members to join the South East Regional Council.

Blake Morgan commercial litigation partner Susie Dryden will work with the CBI to shape their messages to the UK Government on a range of issues from fostering innovation to open access to global markets.

Susie is an experienced commercial litigator who has advised on a number of cases involving significant and complex litigation or arbitration, including commercial contract, procurement, IT and engineering disputes. She is also an accredited mediator, both acting as mediator and representing parties at mediation. The Commercial Litigation team at Blake Morgan is recognised by the legal directories as highly respected on the South Coast.

CBI regional councillors form a network of more than 500 senior business executives that play a leading role in influencing the UK policy landscape at a devolved, regional and national level.