Cathryn qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and joined Nelsons in 2012. Cathryn became Head of Nelsons’ Dispute Resolution team in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience specialising in commercial dispute resolution, professional negligence claims and construction.

Cathryn has a national, as well as local, client base and has excellent relationships with her clients, who praise her hard work and ability to distil highly technical cases to their core features. She is also recognised by the independently researched legal directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Areas of Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation:
    • Business and share sale disputes
    • Breach of warranty claims
    • Contractual disputes
    • Banking disputes
    • Insurance disputes
    • Civil fraud cases
    • Shareholder and partnership disputes
  • Professional Negligence:
    • Mishandled litigation
    • Business and personal tax advice
    • Pension disputes
    • Financial litigation including IRHP claims and financial product mis-selling
    • Business sales
    • Commercial property transactions
    • Ground rent claims
    • Professional indemnity disputes
    • Professional fee disputes
  • Construction:
    • Professional negligence claims including against architects, engineers and surveyors
    • Contentious construction including negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation in the TCC
    • Advising on payment in construction contracts
    • Technical advice in relation to drafting and interpretation of contractual terms
    • Advising in relation to variation of terms, extensions of time, certification of value and loss & expenses claims
    • Disputes in relation to defective building/engineering works
    • Disputes in relation to defective materials
    • Judicial review in relation to planning decisions

Professional Information

  • Heads Nelsons’ Dispute Resolution team
  • Previously Head of Commercial Litigation at Shakespeares, Nottingham and Head of Commercial Litigation (Sheffield) and National Head of Professional Negligence at Irwin Mitchell
  • Author for the professional negligence division of Simons Taxes
  • Member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association
  • Member of the Society of Construction Law
  • Member of Derby University’s University Court

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