She changed to law and joined the firm after working in research and advocacy in the charity sector. She has an First Class undergraduate degree in History and French from the University of Glasgow and achieved distinctions in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London, Moorgate
Catherine has spent two years living and working abroad. One was spent in China the year prior to her undergraduate degree and another was spent in Montpellier, France, for a study year abroad. Both involved teaching English to children in schools.
She has also travelled extensively in South East Asia and the Middle East, and spent the summer before her training contract travelling in Iran. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring London's many parks and practices yoga.