Catherine Hughes
  • Catherine Hughes

  • Solicitor

Qualification(s):

LLB (Hons) Liverpool University 1994

Legal qualifications:

Diploma in Legal Practice - University of Northumbria 1995

Year of admission:

1997

Career history:

  • Trainee Solicitor, Wilson & Co Solicitors, 1995 - 1997
  • Solicitor, Wilson & Co Solicitors, 1997 - 2011
  • Consultant, David Scourfield Solicitors, 2011 - 2014
  • Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2014 - 2015
  • Solicitor, Bennett Richmond, 2016
  • Solicitor, Tilly Bailey & Irvine, 2016 - present

Experience and expertise:

I have specialised in the area of family law throughout my career. I have been a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel since 2003. I have broad based experience in most areas of family law and I have a particular interest in private law children work, divorce proceedings and finances.

Awards/Accreditations/Professional:

Member of Law Society Family Panel

Member of Resolution - First for Family Law

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a news reader on 'News at 10'.

Why law as a career?

I would have liked to have done an economics degree but I didn't have the mathematical ability. I felt that law was a good alternative as an academic subject requiring strong analytical and problem-solving skills. I was probably influenced by watching 'Crown Court' on TV as a child.

Describe any interesting facts about you? Personal achievements?

Passing my driving test after several attempts was quite an achievement...I was beginning to give up hope!

What one thing could you not live without?

Amazon Prime

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy live music, comedy and eating out. I also love to read and always have a book on the go. I also occasionally try my hand at baking, with limited success.