Catherine has over 15 years’ litigation experience and has represented clients in the dust diseases tribunal; the local, district, supreme and appellate courts in multiple jurisdictions. She is a passionate litigator and acts for clients in litigated and unlitigated matters across a range of insurance and commercial disputes. She advises on a wide range of issues including policy interpretation / indemnity issues, professional indemnity / liability, the Australian Consumer Law, public liability, personal injuries and recoveries.
Catherine has successfully defended claims against real estate agents and accountants, obtaining verdicts in her clients’ favour. She has acted for financial institutions in the FOS and the Supreme Court, defending allegations of negligence, fraud, conspiracy, misleading and deceptive conduct, breach of fiduciary duty and breaches of the Corporations Act. She has significant experience in personal injury litigation involving complex liability, apportionment and quantum issues.
Catherine swiftly identifies opportunities for early resolution in cases warranting settlement, but robustly defends unmeritorious or exaggerated claims. She prides herself on her accessibility, reliability and providing clients with clear advice.
Catherine is a member of the NSW Claims Discussion Group, and enjoys contributing regularly to the firm’s Limelight publication.
Articles and Presentatons
Battery and consent in the case of a medical procedure: Tinnock v Murrumbidgee Local health District (No 6) (2017) 14(6) Australian Civil Liability 88