Catherine Fisher

Partner, Head of Department

Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury

020 8971 1042

[email protected]

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 1992 with city firm Alsop Wilkinson (now DLA Piper) and joined Morrisons as a partner in January 2015, having previously worked for UK200 firms Coffin Mew LLP and Barlow Robbins LLP. Catherine is a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) and also sits as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

Catherine acts principally for corporate clients and entrepreneurs, dealing with high-value contract and tort claims; partnership disputes; and shareholder disputes. She also acts for Insolvency Practitioners in contentious insolvency claims (such as misfeasance claims and transfers at undervalue). Catherine has a particular interest in professional negligence actions, primarily against solicitors, accountants, surveyors and finance professionals and is a member of the PNLA and CLAN.

Something you may not know

Catherine is something of an adrenaline junkie.  She is a keen skier and horsewoman; and has been white-water rafting on three continents.

Catherine is a highly effective litigation lawyer….she combines incisive, to the point, clear-thinking with a no-nonsense yet inclusive style which is impressive and in little evidence outside of the top London firms.

Duncan Swift, Moore Stephens Partner and Head of Food Advisory Group

Examples of work

Family business dispute

Acting for a shareholder director of a family-owned company in a breach of fiduciary duty / breach of contract/ section 994 Companies Act 2006 claim in order to secure a buy-out of our client’s shareholding, valued at £3million.

Partnership dispute

Acting in a family partnership in a claim for an account of profits, where the claimant’s claim was that he had been deprived of a very substantial profit share.

Private client dispute

Defending a possession and money claim valued at just under £1million brought by a high street bank, in reliance on an Enduring Power of Attorney that had been fraudulently mis-used by our client’s son to build up a buy-to-let portfolio.  Successfully negotiated a settlement that enabled our client to keep her assets.

Commercial contract disputes

Acting for a global logistics company in a dispute over passing off, mis-use of company assets and termination of employment, working together with our employment team to achieve a successful resolution for the client

Acting for a global manufacturing company in a dispute over the fitness for purpose of goods from a third party supplier, advising on liability and contribution claims and enabling the client to negotiation a compromise in an on-going commercial relationship with its opponent.

Procurement dispute

Acted for a client in dispute with a Local Authority over termination of a contract for services, resulting in a negotiated compromise for a re-tender of the services in which our client was entitled to participate

Overage dispute

Successfully concluding an overage dispute on behalf of a developer, by referral to expert determination.