Specialisms & expertise
Catherine specialises in Court of Protection and deputyship work, with particular expertise in complex brain injury cases. She manages high value clinical negligence and personal injury damages awards on behalf of her clients, who include young children with cerebral palsy due to birth traumas, and adults with traumatic brain injuries. Catherine also acts as an expert witness, and has assisted with the preparation of reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors, commenting on past and anticipated future deputyship costs.
Catherine also assists lay deputies with a wide range of applications to the Court of Protection, including Statutory Will applications.
Catherine works closely with her clients, their families, personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, case managers, care teams and all other professionals involved in the client’s care, to ensure the client’s finances are properly managed in his or her best interests.
Achievements & other appointments
Catherine was named as a Next Generation Lawyer for Court of Protection work in the Legal 500 directory in both 2017 and 2018, being described as “incredibly efficient and knowledgeable and shows a real sense of passion about her work”, “responsive” and having “good knowledge of this area”.
The Court of Protection team continues to be top ranked in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories for 2018. Catherine is also one of the Directors of the firm’s Trust Corporation.
Catherine was shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2011 for Junior Lawyer of the Year.
Catherine graduated from the University of Oxford with a Masters degree in Chemistry. She went on to complete both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London, achieving a commendation and distinction respectively.
Having successfully completed her training contract with Thomson Snell & Passmore, Catherine joined the Court of Protection team on qualification in September 2011.
Catherine was promoted to Partner in June 2018.