Cathy is an expert and seasoned member of Counsel who gets results. As well as three years’ service as a WPC, she has experience as a Civil Solicitor, and HCA (All Proceedings). This enables her to see the legal process from a wider point of view.

When Cathy looks at a case she sees things that others have missed

Cathy will work closely alongside you to achieve the best result for your client. Her dynamic and energetic approach will help her and you to ensure that all submissions and admissions are made in an advanced and timely manner regardless of the nature of the case.

She will update you by phone both on arrival at court and when leaving. Unless otherwise agreed in advance, detailed backsheets are supplied by the opening of the next week day.

Your cross examination was lethal: at the beginning you set it up so that later, the witness would create an element of doubt regardless of how they answered

Cathy’s already formidable advocacy skills were honed in Autumn 2013 on the South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Foundation Advanced International Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford. The Middle Temple awarded her a Full Scholarship for a week ‘internationally recognised as arguably the best and most intensive advocacy course in the world’.

Her talent and skills were further recognised in December 2015 by her admission to the List of Defence Counsel of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon as Lead Counsel. In March 2016 she was included on the List of Counsel before the International Criminal Court, and in April 2016 on the Rule 43 List of the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.

Cathy is a member of
* The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
* The Midland and South Eastern Circuits
* The Criminal Bar Association
* The ICC Bar Association and
* The Association of Defence Counsel Practising Before the ICTY and MICT

Cathy accepts most of her Instructions through St Edmund Chambers, but is also a Door Tenant at Church Court Chambers in London.


See how Cathy works with Lay Clients