Catherine joins Chambers as a pupil from private practice, having worked for a number of years in public international law and international arbitration, including at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Paris. She has acted as counsel in multiple cases before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court, United Nations treaty bodies and international arbitration tribunals. She has also maintained a strong pro-bono practice, advising United Nations bodies and international NGOs on matters of public international law.
Catherine holds a dual Bachelor of Law and Arts (Honours) from the University of Queensland (Australia). She also holds a Master of Law (First Class Honours) from the University of Cambridge, where she was awarded the Whewell Prize in Public International Law. She is presently undertaking a PhD in public international law at the University of Cambridge as a Hollond-Whittaker Scholar (Trinity College). Catherine has also taught public international law in Australia, France and at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge International Law Journal. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2022, and admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia, in 2013.