Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and holds a BCL from University College Dublin with a Diploma in Property Tax from the Law Society of Ireland.
Catherine trained with this firm. She then worked in Dublin, for O’Rourke Reid, Solicitors from 1998 to 2000, specializing in the defence of personal injury claims on behalf of corporate clients and insurers. She worked for Arthur Cox, Solicitors, also in Dublin from 2000 to 2005 specializing in defending professional negligence claims, defamation and liquor and gaming licensing. She enjoyed a period of secondment from Arthur Cox to RTE’s
legal department in 2002.