Catherine Purdy

Year of Call: 1997
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Telephone: 01962 868884

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Catherine undertakes work in all areas of Family Law, including Children, Public and Private Law.


  • Instructed by Local Authorities, parents, grandparents and Guardians
  • Cases involving allegations of all types of “significant harm”
  • Cases in the High Court, County Court and Family Proceedings Court
  • Involved in “Operation Romulus & Remus”: allegations included child sexual abuse. Hearing lasted 3 weeks
  • Re: N (preliminary hearing reported at [2000] 1 FLR 134). Final hearing lasted 5 weeks.


  • Instructed by parents and grandparents
  • Residence and contact applications, including those with allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Nullity cases: involving bigamy and non-consummation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Acts for both applicants and respondents in Family Law Act injunctions and committal applications, including Occupation Orders.


  • Ancillary relief applications, including interlocutory relief
  • Schedule 1 Children Act 1989 applications
  • Applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996
  • Inheritance Act applications.

Catherine is a Member of the Family Law Bar Association.

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Academic qualifications

  • BA (Oxon)

Professional bodies

  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
  • Western Circuit