- Re W  1 FCR 139: threshold criteria - necessity for hearing on allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour between mother and child during contact;
- Re S  2 FLR 773: early hearings in contested care cases to identify issues and encourage agreement between experts, to avoid delay.
During the course of the last 5 years, Catherine has undertaken very challenging work which has included:
Acting in care proceedings on behalf of local authorities where allegations of sexual abuse have been made against foster carers.
Non accidental injury cases where historical injuries have had to be considred, which had previously been thought to be of accidental origin.
Care cases involving the revisiting of historical child deaths within a family.
Care cases dealing with drug poisoning of children.
Care cases in the High Court where media access has been permitted.
Catherine has acted for Health Boards dealing with disputed treatment issues involving children.
Care cases dealing with international sex abuse of children.
Care cases involving severe head injuries to children resulting in death or significant disability.
Care cases dealing with interfamilial and step parents sexual abuse including rape