Catriona assists clients in the areas of Commercial Litigation / Dispute Resolution.
As a business owner and property investor as well as a lawyer, Catriona is able to understand your issues from more than a legal perspective. From a background that has included working in mining camps in the Pilbara to managing bars and restaurants, Catriona brings a depth of practical, as well as legal, experience to assist you.
Catriona is actively involved in issues affecting the business and legal community, sitting on various boards including the Western Suburbs Business Association, the Piddington Society, the Subiaco Justice Centre and as co-chair of the inaugural Advisory Board of the College of Law’s AustralAsia Centre for Legal Innovation. Her practical involvement in the local business community is assisted by an academic background and experience including two first class honours degrees, working for the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia, the Chief Justice of Western Australia, and teaching at Murdoch Law School.
In 2021, Catriona was awarded the Women Lawyers of Western Australia Inc. 'Woman Lawyer of the Year'. This award recognises women who have made recent and significant contributions to the promotion of justice for all women, and the participation of women in the legal profession.
Catriona has a particular interest in finding new ways to increase efficiency of client services in the legal profession, to redesign how legal services are provided to clients in a better, more efficient and cost-effective way. As part of this interest, Catriona is the founding co-chair of the national College of Law’s Asia Pacific Centre for Legal Innovation, which brings together thought leaders throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United States to implement national and international trends in innovation.
Catriona advises and represents client in commercial litigation and dispute resolution, predominately business owners and individuals, in the following areas:
- Franchising advice and disputes including advising on the recent introduction of Schoffer (ride-sharing service) to the Australian market
- Construction, including Construction Contract Act claims, advice and representation in the Building Commission and the State Administrative Tribunal
- Property, including disagreements over leases, Offer & Acceptance documents, and other contracts
- Consumer law claims, such as misleading and deceptive conduct
- Restraint of trade and breaches of non-competition agreements
- General contract disputes
- Employment disputes on behalf of both the employer and the employee
Contact her on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9389 3999 to have a chat about how she can assist.