Catherine has experience in representing interested persons at inquests.
She has a well-earned reputation for her organisation, her teamwork and her ability to merge sensitivity with strength when instructed.
Catherine is currently on the Attorney-General’s Regional A Panel of Junior Counsel and she has been instructed to represent the interests of government departments at inquests, including in Article 2 inquests before a jury.
Recent instructions include:
- Representing the Ministry of Justice in a multi-day jury inquest arising from a death in custody at HMP Liverpool.
- Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Justice (as one of several interested persons) at a pre-inquest review arising out of a death of a resident of Approved Premises.
- Representing the Ministry of Justice in an inquest arising from a death in custody at HMP Manchester.
- Representing Highways England at an inquest touching the death of a driver whose fatal accident was witnessed by employees of Highways England.
- Representing a general practitioner who had seen a resident of an Approved Premises shortly before his death.