Areas of responsibility
Catherine is a solicitor in the family department and is based predominantly in Wokingham and is available to meet with clients in the London and Camberley offices.
Experience / recent projects
Catherine joined Herrington Carmichael as a trainee solicitor and her training contract was family law focussed. Catherine spent a year in the family department before undertaking seats in the private client department and residential property department. Upon qualification as a solicitor, Catherine joined the family team and has practised exclusively in family law ever since.
Catherine works closely with the head of the family department, Maria Mulroe, as she continues to build her experience and reputation in family law. Catherine’s work has seen her focus predominantly on the financial issues following a relationship breakdown. Catherine has a particular interest in advising ex-patriate clients with assets held abroad and matters which include complex Trust issues. She also has experience of acting and advising clients on children issues and also domestic violence.
Catherine’s recent experience is as follows:
- Cross border financial remedy proceedings – Assisting with and advising on complex issues including Trusts and company structures.
- Assisting with and advising in applications to vary old maintenance orders and assisting with the negotiations on the day of trial to ensure a successful outcome for the client and a capitalisation of maintenance when the other party applied to bring the maintenance to an end.
- Helping clients on successful applications for non-molestation and occupation orders.
Catherine is a member of Resolution which is an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals who encourage the resolution of family issues in a constructive and non-confrontational manner. Catherine is a social secretary for the Junior Lawyers Division of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
“Please pass on my thanks to Maria and Catherine for completing this matter and making it as smooth as it was” – Matrimonial Client
“Thank you for all your assistance in this matter. I would particularly like to thank Maria could you please pass on those thanks. After the disaster with the original solicitors I thought this would never reach a conclusion. Your expertise saw it through for which I will be eternally grateful.” – Matrimonial Client
Interests and Hobbies
Catherine has travelled extensively and enjoys visiting new places as well as visiting her friends and family abroad. She is a keen skier and a fan of musical theatre. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys eating out, seeing friends and going to the theatre.