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Catherine Duffy

Year of call:
2003
Education:
2002
University of Birmingham LLB (Hons) 2:1
2003
Nottingham Law School BVC competent
Career:
2003
Pupil at Zenith Chambers
2004
Tenant at Zenith Chambers
2019
Tenant at Park Square Barristers
2020
External Advocacy Assessor CPS
Appointments:
CPS Level 3 Prosecutor
CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel
2018
Serious Crime Panel
Memberships:
Inner Temple
North Eastern Circuit
Criminal Bar Association
Personal Injury Bar Association
Awards:
Duke of Edinburgh entrance scholarship award – Inner Temple
BVC scholarship – Inner Temple

Catherine has a well balanced practice acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants in multi-track and fast track cases. Catherine acts at all stages of proceedings from providing preliminary advice to the conclusion of trial. Catherine regularly provides written advice on liability and quantum and drafts detailed or complex pleadings.

Catherine has particular experience in: –

  • Road traffic accidents –particularly including fraudulent claims;
  • Occupier’s Liability;
  • Employer’s liability;
  • Public liability;
  • Credit hire;
  • Costs assessments;
  • Coroner’s inquests

Catherine regularly writes articles, legal blogs and provides training.

Notable cases:-

  • Platt and Moore – Pedestrian sustained multiple injuries in a road traffic accident. The injuries included brain damage and an increased risk of epilepsy. The case involved 6 medical experts and complex issues as to causation and potential future loss.
  • G(a minor) and Nixon – Child Claimant claiming damages as a result of being sexual abused by the defendant.
  • Bell and Wytcherley – Claimant involved in motorcycle accident and sustained multiple injuries including a Le Fort fracture and ruptured testicle. The accident caused the Claimant to have an increased risk of infertility.
  • Patten and Wollaston –Claimant sustained multiple injuries including tinnitus following a road traffic accident. Issues as to pre-existing conditions of tinnitus, cervical spondylosis and degenerative spinal disease.
  • Hindson and Marston – Claimant suffered with complex regional pain syndrome and Dupytren’s contracture following a fall. A case involving several experts where complex issues were raised in relation to causation.

Contact Catherine’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246