Catherine has extensive experience of corporate and personal insolvency, with a particular interest in directors’ disqualification.
Catherine is on HM Attorney General’s C Panel, and is regularly instructed by the Secretary of State and Official Receiver in disqualification claims, section 17 applications, BRO claims and public interest winding up petitions. She often acts for individuals against whom proceedings have been threatened or commenced.
Catherine’s practice includes drafting and appearing on winding up and bankruptcy petitions, applications relating to statutory demands, annulments, validation orders and injunctions to prevent presentation and advertisement. She is instructed by HMRC, and frequently appears against HMRC.
Catherine acts for and against officeholders in transaction avoidance claims, possession claims, applications for private examination and extending administrations.
Catherine has written chapters of Tolley’s Insolvency Law and the Insolvency Litigation Handbook. She was a member of the committee which drafted the Company Directors Disqualification Practice Direction.