Specialisms & expertise
Catherine is a Partner in the Court of Protection team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, and a Director of the Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation. Our team is one of the largest in England and Wales and is consistently ranked in the national top tier for Court of Protection work in both the Legal 500 and Chambers directories.
Catherine specialises in Court of Protection and deputyship work, with particular expertise in complex brain injury cases. Catherine manages high value clinical negligence and personal injury damages awards on behalf of clients who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, including cerebral palsy.
As well as acting as a professional deputy, Catherine assists lay deputies with a wide range of applications to the Court of Protection, including applications for appointments, statutory wills, property transactions and gifts.
Catherine works closely and collaboratively with her clients, their families, case managers, multidisciplinary teams, and personal injury and clinical negligence lawyers, to ensure she always acts in the best interests of her clients.
Catherine also acts as an expert witness, and has prepared reports for both claimant and defendant solicitors, commenting on past and anticipated future deputyship costs.
Achievements & other appointments
Catherine has been named as a Next Generation Partner for Court of Protection work in the Legal 500 directory and is noted for being “incredibly efficient and knowledgeable and shows a real sense of passion about her work”, “responsive” and with “good knowledge of this area”.
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.