Catherine is an employed barrister and Associate in the employment law team. Prior to joining Weightmans in April 2022, Catherine practised employment and discrimination law at the independent Bar after successfully gaining tenancy at a top tier employment chambers in October 2019.
Catherine is experienced advising employers and employees on the full spectrum of employment disputes, with particular emphasis on discrimination, whistleblowing, equal pay, dismissals, worker status and restrictive covenants.
During her time at the independent Bar, Catherine was regularly instructed as sole counsel in Employment Tribunal proceedings, spanning case management to complex, multi-day whistleblowing and discrimination hearings. She has also appeared as junior counsel in the Court of Appeal (DPP Law v Greenberg) and the Supreme Court (Harpur Trust v Brazel) where she was led by leading practitioners in the field of employment law. Her experience renders her adept at advising on strategy and prospects in litigation.
Catherine has been led by Queen’s Counsel on high profile workplace investigations and has completed her own investigation reports for clients on sensitive matters including alleged sexual harassment and discrimination.
Catherine has run training sessions for solicitors and legal advisors on Data Protection in Litigation and Restrictive Covenants. She has also written multiple publications, including a co-authoring Written Evidence to the Women and Equalities Commission and a case analysis of the Court of Appeal decision in Jagoo v Bristol City Council published in Local Government Lawyer.