Catherine is the Digital Transformation Knowledge Lawyer at Osborne Clarke.
Catherine’s mission is to resource our lawyers, at all levels and across all specialisms, with a strategic understanding of the commercial and legal implications of the digital revolution on our clients’ businesses.
She follows all aspects of digital transformation and transformative technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics, drones, blockchain and cryptoassets, virtual/augmented/mixed reality, quantum computing, autonomous transport, 3D and 4D printing, the Internet of Things and digital twins – as well as predictions about the future more generally. Her core expertise is future-focused, monitoring and identifying potential shifts and changes in the legal landscape as new issues and uncertainties come into focus in the digitised world.
Osborne Clarke’s future-focused investment in creating Catherine’s role has been rewarded by her being named as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 Disruptors for 2019 and by her selection for the 2019 Women of the Year lunch.
Before joining Osborne Clarke, Catherine specialised for many years in EU and UK competition law and merger control at Ashurst LLP. She left fee-earning to provide legal support to the judges and members of the Competition Appeal Tribunal, before returning to Ashurst as a professional support lawyer. Her competition law background means that she has a strong grounding in the dynamics of a wide range of markets, which informs her interpretation of the impact of technological disruption.