Catherine joined Meridian Lawyers in early 2017 and has more than 20 years’ experience in insurance, reinsurance and commercial litigation. Catherine’s expertise also spans life insurance and superannuation. Her career highlights include class actions and some of Australia’s largest and most sensitive cases involving ASIC, APRA , the ATO and the ACCC.
Catherine acted for reinsurance interests throughout the HIH Royal Commission and in subsequent litigation. She has significant experience with Royal and Special Commissions including matters arising from the AWB and James Hardie Special Commissions and the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Since 2006, Catherine has been recognised by Who’s Who of Australian Women, which celebrates the outstanding achievements of Australian women. Catherine has been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific since 2013 as a leading individual and listed by Best Lawyers since 2019 edition in Insurance Law.
Catherine is a company director and recently completed nine years as a Non-Executive Director of Zurich Australian Superannuation Pty Ltd.
Catherine has a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing the insurance market, which she brings to her legal work. Catherine has delivered numerous seminars over the years on matters relating to insurance, reinsurance, corporate governance, directors’ duties, privacy and social media.
In 2017, Catherine was appointed as an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Law, Sydney by the University of Notre Dame, in recognition of her work over many years for the Law School as an Advisory Board member and as a mentor for the law students.
Catherine is recognised in the peer-review guide, Best Lawyers in Australia (2022 edition) for her expertise in Insurance Law.