Catherine’s principal areas of work are reparation and public law. She specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence and judicial review cases.
In her reparation work, Catherine acts for pursuers and defenders. Other areas in which she has acquired experience whilst an advocate include commercial contracts and criminal trials and appeals. Catherine appears regularly in the Court of Session, including the Inner House.
She has been Standing Junior Counsel to the Advocate General since 2012, and on the Equality and Human Rights Commission Panel of Counsel since 2015. In 2017 she was appointed as an Ad Hoc Advocate Depute.
She is one of two advocate members of the Scottish Civil Justice Council.
Catherine is a founding member and the Deputy Chair of JUSTICE Scotland, the Scottish arm of the London based NGO working on human rights and the rule of law. She is Co-Founder and Chair of the John Smith Centre for Public Service based at the University of Glasgow.