Catherine Fisher

Partner, Head of Department

Dispute Resolution

01483 215 357

catherine.fisher@morrlaw.com

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 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.

Overage dispute

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

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

Professional negligence

Acting in a professional negligence claim against a firm of solicitors arising from a conveyancing error, which prevented our client from developing his property, suffering lost profits and rental income estimated at £6million