Catriona is Weightmans' Product and Innovation Director and leads innovation and product initiatives across the firm, ensuring that delivery is aligned to the firm’s overall strategy. She works closely with the innovation and product teams, our clients, suppliers and our legal teams to ensure that Weightmans continues to evolve and offers real market-leading solutions.
Catriona joined Weightmans in September 2007 following completion of a PhD in medical law and the Bar Vocational Course. She was admitted as a solicitor in October 2011 and promoted to Partner in 2019. Catriona has plenty of first-hand experience of civil litigation as she was a team leader in the costs department and as a Professional Support Lawyer frequently provided strategic know how updates, training and technical support internally and externally for clients.
Catriona is regularly interviewed for articles and research projects and frequently presents at legal/innovation conferences on topics related to innovation and future skills. She was shortlisted for 'rising star' at the Legal Week Innovation Awards 2019. Catriona’s team have been shortlisted finalists in over 20 National Innovation awards since 2018, winning the Modern Law Awards 2019 for the 'best use of technology' as a result of a collaborative project with Kira Systems (AI software provider) and the Computer Science Department at the University of Liverpool. They were runner up at the British Legal Tech Awards 2020 for 'Technology Venture of the Year' for an RPA Email filing assistant (EFA) and runner up for the ‘Most Innovative Firm of the Year’ at the British Legal Tech Awards 2022.
Catriona has been a director of UKLTA (The Legal Tech Association for the UK) and completed a three year term on the Liverpool Enterprise Partnership Professional and Business Services Board. Catriona is a member of UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowship Panel College.