Catherine has a broad knowledge of the Immigration Rules and advises both business and individual clients on all aspects of their cases.
Catherine has particular expertise in immigration matters relating to EU free movement law and is very familiar with matters relating to retained rights and derivative rights under EU law. Her doctoral research explored the extent of the Court of Justice of the European Union’s development of the concept of Union citizenship in relation to family reunification - with particular focus on the potential of the Surinder Singh route and subsequent case-law. Catherine also examined fundamental rights protection for family members in her thesis and has harnessed her academic background in practice.
Catherine advises and works with clients across a broad spectrum of immigration matters, ranging from applications and appeals for Tier 1 Investors and Entrepreneurs, through to family migration under Appendix FM, settlement claims and human rights. She has assisted many individuals and families with their cases under the EEA Regulations, including in more complex matters. Catherine also frequently advises on eligiblity for British citizenship.
EducationBPTC, Northumbria UniversityPhD in EU Law, Durham UniversityMA in International Studies, Durham UniversityBA (Hons) in Law and Political Sciences, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge