Speak to our friendly staff directly  +44 (0)20 7242 2523

A leading set specialising in commercial, construction, insurance and property law


"Her experience and abilities are beyond her year of call." - The Legal 500

Year of call: 2007

Introduction & Contact Details

Catherine is a successful commercial and insurance specialist with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, property damage and professional liability. She has a busy court and adjudication practice, acting for insurers, contractors, employers, construction professionals and insolvency practitioners. 

Catherine appears in all levels of tribunal in procedural applications, substantive hearings and trials.  She is also regularly instructed in adjudications and accepts such instructions under the Hardwicke Fixed Fee Adjudication Scheme. 

Catherine is “innovative and commercially minded” and has a client focussed and commercial approach to resolving disputes, giving “good, practical advice”. She effectively manages the legal, expert and client teams to achieve the most favourable outcome for her clients.  She is described by her clients as “bright” and “phenomenally hardworking” and has been described by Chambers UK as “a junior who is doing a 'tremendous amount' of construction work to great acclaim.”

Catherine is a contributor to Construction All Risks Insurance, published by Sweet & Maxwell in early 2014 and a contributor to the Practical Law Construction Blog.

Directory Recommendations

Catherine is recommended by Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading junior in construction. She is also recommended by Legal 500 for professional negligence and Chambers UK for property damage.


"Fights really hard for her clients and works incredibly hard. She's an excellent advocate who produces top-notch written work." (Chambers UK, 2018)

“An outstanding advocate who is resolute and remarkable in leading a long-term strategy.” (Legal 500, 2017)

“Her written work is top class...She is very commanding and highly effective when dealing with clients and the other side." (Chambers Global)

"An extremely hard worker who always comes up with helpful, pragmatic advice." (Chambers UK, 2018)

“Her experience and abilities are beyond her year of call." (Legal 500, 2016)

Professional negligence

“‘She has very strong communication skills that inspire confidence and bring a positive energy to the room.” (Legal 500, 2017)

Property damage

“Clever, incredibly industrious, very easy to work with and utterly reliable." (Chambers UK, 2018)

"She's very bright, very accommodating, and very good with clients. Both her writing and advocacy skills are impressive.” (Chambers UK, 2018)


Qualifications and membership

  • LLM European Law (University of Nottingham)
  • BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College)
  • Bar Vocational Course
  • Lord Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple

Professional associations

  • TecBar
  • SCL
  • Adjudication Society
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • Society of Construction Law

Contact details

Tel: 020 7242 2523 Switchboard
       020 7400 2379 Direct
Fax:020 7691 1234
Email: catherine.piercy@hardwicke.co.uk