Catriona is a family practitioner specialising in the financial consequences of relationship breakdown. A majority of her work involves financial remedies on divorce but she has considerable experience of schedule 1, Children Act 1989 claims and applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996. In addition to her financial work, Catriona is often instructed in relation to private law children disputes.
Alongside these main areas of practice, Catriona has provided advice and representation in the Court of Protection and in relation to disputes under the Inheritance. (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
In all aspects of her work, Catriona's focus is her clients' priorities. Her objective is to secure the best possible result with the minimum expense, delay and distress. Where litigation or contested hearings are necessary they are pursued with vigour but she is always conscious of the financial and of other benefits of negotiation and alternatives to court.
- Matrimonial finance including those with third party involvement
- Financial provision for children under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989
- Claims by unmarried co-owners of property under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
- Private law children applications
Appointments & Memberships
Family Law Bar Association
Employment Law Bar Association
Employment Lawyers Association
C v F (disabled child: maintenance orders) 1998, 1 FLR 1, 1999 1 FCR 39
Catriona has lectured on a range of issue concerning both substantive law and practice in relation to matrimonial and quasi matrimonial finance disputes.