Catherine Fagan

Catherine is a family law practitioner who now specialises exclusively in public law work.

For the first 18 years of her career, Catherine practised in both family and criminal law which has provided her with a wealth of experience.

Catherine appears regularly on different sides of disputes and acts for Local Authorities, parents/family members including grandparents, intervenors, Guardians and the Official Solicitor.

Catherine undertakes complex cases involving all forms of child abuse including serious non- accidental injury, sexual abuse and FII including cases involving fatal and near fatal injuries to children  and she regularly undertakes  cases falling under High Cost Contracts.

Catherine has considerable experience in dealing with vulnerable clients and one of her many strengths is her high level of client care and empathy.

Catherine has experience of advocacy at all levels in both family and criminal jurisdictions including the High Court and Court of Appeal both Criminal and Civil Divisions and Court of Protection.


Notable Cases

A(Children: Adoption Long Term Foster Care), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1021


Member of FLBA, Member of North Eastern Circuit


Bar Finals – Grays Inn 1992-3, Common Professional Examination (Commendation) University of Central Lancashire 1992, BA(Hons) Public Administration – Leicester Polytechnic