Following the successful completion of her Law Degree in 2015 and Legal Practice Course in 2016 – both undertaken at Swansea University – Catherine began her legal career and she subsequently qualified as a Solicitor in January 2020. She worked at a high street firm in her native Llanelli until she joined Smith Llewelyn Partnership in 2022.
Catherine has a wealth of experience in dealing with a wide range of all children disputes including private contact and residence disputes, applications for Prohibited Steps Orders and Specific Issue Orders, care, supervision and adoption matters, special guardianship cases and cases involving domestic abuse. Catherine represents a wide variety of clients including parents, grandparents and wider family members on a legally aided or privately paying basis.
Most notably, Catherine has successfully represented a parent in care proceedings following extensive Local Authority involvement whereby a Care Order was avoided and the child was returned to the parent at the conclusion of the proceedings. Catherine has also successfully achieved a change of residence for a parent following allegations of abuse, coercion and control.
Catherine appreciates that her clients require her help when they are at their most vulnerable and so she prides herself in offering her clients clear, understandable and accurate advice and representation whilst also dealing with their matter with the sensitivity and compassion it deserves. Catherine will always passionately strive for the best outcome possible for her clients.
Catherine is also a member of the Swansea and District Law Society’s Junior Lawyers’ Division Committee.