Catherine joined Fiona Bruce LLP as a trainee solicitor in June 2014 and qualified into the Charity and Commercial Departments in March 2016.
Catherine takes a keen interest in the advancement of future lawyers. She mentors current law students and assists the firm in organising the student work experience programme.
Catherine originally studied for a BA (Hons.) in English Literature at Lancaster University. In 2010 Catherine started her career in law by gaining an LL.M in International Human Rights, Humanitarian and Terrorism Law, also at Lancaster. She subsequently completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course graduating from the College of Law Chester in 2013 with an LL.B (Hons.)
Prior to joining Fiona Bruce in June 2014, Catherine worked in the legal department at Flintshire County Council and as a fee earner at a firm specialising in industrial disease law. She has previously interned for the Government Legal Service and The Death Penalty Project in London.
Catherine is committed to providing equal access to justice and chose to volunteer at a free legal advice centre in South Africa after graduation. Here she represented young offenders, victims of discrimination and refugees from conflict areas as well as running education projects in the townships of Cape Town.
In her spare time, Catherine continues her interest in human rights through her involvement with Amnesty International, Christian Solidarity Worldwide and, more recently, the Amos Trust. Catherine volunteers at a Child Contact Centre in Chester. She is a keen musician and is a member of her local community choir.