Catherine is a dynamic market leading regulated public procurement lawyer. She has focussed on delivering practical and commercial solutions to clients' regulatory issues for over 20 years.
Catherine leads a specialist team of Regulatory Disputes lawyers, focussed on delivering commercial solutions to businesses compliance and regulatory conundrums.
As a specialist regulated procurement lawyer, she draws on vast experience acting both for and against governmental bodies. Catherine's priority is always to ensure that the procurement rules are a facilitator, not an impediment: a means to achieving the client's strategic goals, not an end in themselves. Her practice includes high value public procurement disputes.
Acting for clients in all sectors where there is a public / private interface, she is particularly well known for her extensive experience in Healthcare, Technology and Infrastructure procurement projects.
Catherine qualified as a lawyer in 2001 at Freshfields, qualified as a solicitor advocate in 2004 and has been a Partner at Osborne Clarke since 2011.
Helping you succeed in tomorrow's world
I am so proud to lead an amazing divers, dedicated team of regulatory lawyers who are respected by all the clients they work with. We help clients shape and respond to regulatory changes being driven by the transformational changes of digitalisation, decarbonisation and urban dynamics.
The regulated procurement lawyers I work with are particularly recognised for their ability to use their advisory experience to deliver the best outcomes in litigation. Our forensic approach to dissecting tender documents and procurement processes is required in order to advise on the merits of a procurement challenges. We use this knowledge to approach major procurements for our clients (whether contracting authorities or suppliers) to challenge and test evaluation criteria and methodologies. This broad contentious experience means we advise with a depth of knowledge on risk of challenge to a procurement process, so clients know where to focus their time and resources appropriately. We also represent clients in repelling initial challenges to a procurement process and defending challenges which proceed to litigation.
Catherine is ranked as a Band 1 lawyer in Chambers UK 'she has her finger on the pulse and is an absolute star.' (Chambers UK, Public Procurement, 2020) and is recognised for 'offering strength in depth, giving a really good service which makes us feel like a valued client' (Chambers UK, Public Procurement, 2020) . She is "insightful and pragmatic, and makes complex law understandable and digestible to the layman” (Chambers UK, Public Procurement, 2019).