Catherine originally practised in crime, general
civil and family law. She was delighted to join a chambers which pioneered and
specialised in care proceedings long before that area became popular at the
Bar. Her practice in care proceedings was originally very much in representing
the parents , wider family or the child both with and without a guardian. She
continues to specialise in such work and has particular expertise in
representing clients who have personality difficulties, mental health issues or
are accused of very serious abuse. However she has, for some years, been
instructed also by local authorities. Her work as a Deputy District Judge means
that she has experience and perspective from "each end and both sides of the
Catherine is a member of Islington Free Legal
Advice Centre and continues to assist there as a committee member and when
senior or specialist knowledge is needed.
Catherine undertakes "direct access” work.
University of London , Queen Mary College.
Inns of Court School of Law.
Family Law Bar Association.
Association of Lawyers for Children.
British Association for Adoption and Fostering
Catherine sits as a Deputy District Judge in the
County Court in civil and family matters and also at the Principal Registry of
the Family Division.
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