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Catherine Mason

Year of call:
2000
Education:
1987
University of Leeds, BSc (Hons) in Mathematics
1999
Leeds Metropolitan University, PGDip in Law (2:1)
2000
BPP Law School BVC (‘very competent’)
Career:
2002
Pupil at Sovereign Chambers
2003
Tenant at Sovereign Chambers
2015
Sovereign Chambers becomes Park Square Barristers
Previously worked in management for blue-chip companies
Ran own business
Appointments:
Pupil supervisor
Memberships:
North Eastern Circuit Member Family Law Bar Association

Catherine has a growing practice in financial remedies and often undertakes both the financial and Children Act private law proceedings arising out of particularly difficult and intractable relationship breakdowns.

She has undertaken high-value cases involving pensions, businesses, property abroad and interests of third parties, including TOLATA applications, but equally recognises the importance of achieving an appropriate settlement where there are more modest means available for division.

Catherine Mason has undertaken high-value cases but equally recognises the importance of appropriate settlements where there are more modest means.

Her negotiation skills enable Catherine to work towards agreement, where possible, but she performs well in court and prepares thoroughly for trial. Catherine gives realistic advice from the outset to help lay clients and instructing solicitors work towards settlement rather than litigation but is not afraid to challenge seemingly insurmountable evidence when necessary.

Catherine is a strong advocate, with her submissions often being referred to as forceful and persuasive. She is effective in cross-examination.

Catherine prefers to work on a case from the outset, believing that this method enables the lay client to get the best value from advice given and to benefit most from an agreed strategy. However, she will also quickly prepare for and appear in hearings at short notice.

Public Access

Catherine Mason may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Catherine’s clerks

Claudine Cooper on 0113 202 8604

Paul Foster on 0113 213 5209