Catrin is a Solicitor in the Court of Protection department, who qualified in October 2023 after training with the firm. Catrin has four years’ experience specialising in Court of Protection work and worked closely with Melissa Law and Laura Mannering during her training, assisting on a wide range of health and welfare matters in the Court of Protection.
Catrin is instructed by the Official Solicitor to represent vulnerable adults who are involved in Section 21A proceedings relating to deprivation of liberty and Section 16 proceedings to determine capacity and best interests in respect of the person’s residence and care. She has also gained experience assisting on a variety of complex cases relating to residence and care, contact, internet and social media use, and engagement in sexual relations.
Catrin has also advised on community care matters relating to obtaining and disputes around Care Act assessments and support plans, and charging decisions.
Prior to joining the firm, Catrin worked as a social welfare caseworker at a busy North London Law Centre. During that time she represented clients in welfare benefits appeals in the Social Security First-tier Tribunal. She also delivered weekly drop-in advice sessions on housing and welfare benefits related issues.
Catrin graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Law with Australian Law as part of which she spent a year studying at the University of New South Wales. She completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP University, attaining a distinction.