Partner, Court of Protection

Catherine Fuller

Catherine is a Partner in the Court of Protection team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, and a Director of the Thomson Snell & Passmore Trust Corporation. The team is one of the largest in England and Wales and is consistently ranked in the top tier for Court of Protection work nationally, 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 and statutory wills. 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.

Catherine Fuller

Specialisms & expertise

  • Deputyship
  • Expert witness in property and financial affairs deputyship.

Achievements & other appointments

Catherine has been named as a Leading Individual 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’.

The Legal 500 2024 Leading Individual Dementia friendly STEP finalist Vulnerable Client


Catherine obtained a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and a Commendation in the Graduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law, London. Catherine also received a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law, London and was admitted as a solicitor in 2011.