Catherine is a partner in our civil and commercial litigation team and a member of the firm’s insurance law team. Cath joined Young Hunter in 2004 and became a partner in 2010.
Cath has had considerable experience resolving a varied range of civil and commercial disputes, in the courts and specialist tribunals as well as through mediation.
Cath graduated from Victoria University and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in 1984. Initially, she practised criminal and civil law. Later, she focused on civil litigation, specialising for several years in employment and administrative law, and defamation.
In the last decade, Cath’s practice has centred on insurance law and litigation – especially liability and material damage insurance. It commonly entails resolving negligence issues and contractual disputes. That work involves solving a very wide variety of problems in industry and agriculture, including building related matters such as leaky homes. Since the Canterbury earthquake series, a large proportion of her insurance work has been earthquake related, and she is very familiar with the insurance issues that have arisen. She acts for insurers and owners in disputes and court proceedings, in both commercial and residential earthquake claims.