- Threshold criteria - necessity for hearing on allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour between mother and child during contact;
The majority of Catherine’s work now spanning across a 25 year period involves significant complex cases and high net worth financial dispute cases. Catherine is frequently enlisted against leading counsel thanks to her substantial experience.
Catherine is usually instructed by local authorities in order to conduct complex and demanding public law cases dealing almost exclusively with sexual abuse, physical abuse, infant/child death and severe neglect. Whilst undertaking a substantial amount of local authority work she is also instructed by parents and guardians.
Catherine also undertakes ancillary relief work which includes complex cases involving high net worth disputes, businesses and farming cases.
Catherine also undertakes cases in SEN tribunals for Local Education Authorities.
Specialises in care proceedings involving abuse allegations. Legal 500, 2020