Year of call 1993
Catriona MacLaren’s practice is divides between private client and employment law.
Catriona is qualified to accept Direct Public Access work.
Catriona specialises in private client work and has a particular interest in matrimonial and quasi-matrimonial finance. She has acted for separating civil partners and has considerable experience of Schedule 1 claims on behalf of unmarried parents of children. In addition, Catriona provides advice and representation in private law child arrangements, trusts of land disputes and Inheritance Act claims.
Catriona’s cases often involve complicating features such as third parties, opaque financial arrangements, international elements, linked litigation (including Court of Protection involvement and civil claims for damages), persistent non-disclosure and other forms of litigation misconduct. Whether dealing with significant wealth or stretching more limited assets to meet needs, she aims to provide clarity of analysis and robust, persuasive argument both on paper and in Court.
From advising in the immediate aftermath of separation to cross-examination at final hearing, Catriona’s focus is always on identifying what is important to the client and developing the best strategy to achieve those objectives.
In addition to her private client work, Catriona also practises in employment law. She appears regularly in employment tribunals and has represented clients in professional conduct hearings, the Employment Appeal Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. In addition to representation and advice on litigation, Catriona has advised on contracts, internal policies and procedures and other non-contentious matters.