Catherine is a highly experienced commercial and corporate lawyer, qualified in both Scots and English law, with an impressive track record in a range of areas including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, commercial contracts, corporate governance and risk management.
She spent time at a number of the large corporate law firms – immediately before joining Kergan Stewart, now Davidson Chalmers Stewart, in 2013 she was a Partner at Brodies. Over nearly 25 years in practice she has developed specialist expertise in both the food and drink sector and the life sciences industry and has the ability to manage complex transactions very effectively. Her clients include businesses at all stages of the growth cycle, from start up to listed public companies.
Catherine’s non executive and voluntary posts, together with her role as general counsel for a number of businesses, help her to understand the many challenges facing growing companies today and to provide commercial and practical advice. She also tutors on corporate law on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow University.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys the Scottish fresh air and spends time gardening, walking with her kids and dog, and doing yoga. She also volunteers with DSL.
Who Are You? What Companies House Wants to Know About You and Your Company
Company Disputes – Forewarned is Forearmed
Selling Your business? Think about the Three P’s
Asset Deal or Share Deal – What’s the Difference?
To B or Not to B? Why Be a B Corp?
New Register of Overseas Entities Owning UK Property – Who, What, Why and When?
Be Prepared – Do Your Own Diligence
Warranty Claims – What You Need to Know
New Register of Overseas Entities – What You Need to Know
Good Leaver/Bad Leaver – Get Me Out of Here
Who Will Buy?
Completions in Scotland – As Easy As 1,2,3?
Doing Your Duty
Deal or No Deal? The Government Decides
Death of the Only Salesman
COVID Fraud – What Does it Mean for You and Your Business?
A Pinch of Nom
Tales of the Unexpected
Director Duties in Difficult Days – The Sequel
Legal Due Diligence – Lengthy, Dear and Dull?
Execution of Documents and E-signatures: Is it as straightforward as we would all like it to be?
NDAs – Not Doing Anything?
The Three R’s: Review, Rethink, Renegotiate
Rise of the Zombies
Doing Deals in the New Normal
The New Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – What Directors Need to Know
Joint Ventures – What Should You Be Thinking About in the New Normal?
Directors’ Duties in Difficult Days
New Year, New Structure?
Death of a Salesman
What is Unfair Prejudice?