Head of French Desk
Catherine is a bilingual lawyer with strong senior management background and board experience. She qualified as a solicitor over 20 years ago at Slaughter and May and in addition to working at leading London law firms throughout her career, she has spent 14 years as General Counsel of International luxury brand, Joseph Group.
In her most recent role she was General Counsel for KellyDeli Group where she led a team of five lawyers advising over 11 jurisdictions.
At Irwin Mitchell, Catherine will be based in the UK and drive forward the firm’s strategy of supporting domestic clients on their operations in France and French-speaking jurisdictions whilst helping to win English legal work for clients based in those countries. The firm has similar arrangements in other jurisdictions such as the USA and Germany.
Catherine has held a number of non-executive director roles and is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the French Chamber of Commerce.
In 2019 she was named ‘In-House Lawyer of the Year’ at the Inspirational Women in Law Awards.