Cathy Harris is a Senior Associate in the Commercial and Private Client Litigation team based in Southampton. She qualified in April 2012 and benefits from some six years experience as a paralegal prior to her qualification.
Working on high value paper heavy cases Cathy is proficient in analysing facts and law and devising a focused strategy for resolution which takes into account both her client’s needs and the merits and limits of the case before her. Praised by one client for her “extraordinary powers of perseverance, diligence and motivation” Cathy is committed to achieving the best possible results for her clients.
She has experience of handling a diverse and complicated case load of commercial disputes including shareholder/partnership disputes, goods and services disputes, disputes over payment obligations and enforcement of penalties, allegations of breach of trust and breach of fiduciary duties, and allegations of fraud and misappropriation of funds. In addition Cathy pursues complaints of negligence against professionals, including solicitors, surveyors, accountants and tax advisors.
Cathy acts for businesses and individuals and her diverse client base covers engineering, manufacturing, professional services, property development and management, IT and telecommunications, and niche fields such as glass and steel manufacturers.
- Suing solicitors for their negligent handling of 8 property transactions involving non-disclosure of sub-sales and fraud.
- Pursuing a claim for unjust enrichment in the sum of c£300,000 on behalf of a property developer who shook hands with a farmer to develop land classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty into housing and recovering a 6 figure settlement.
- Settling disputes over the enforceability of termination charges in telecoms agreements.
- Rebutting allegations of fraud and misappropriation to the sum of c£1.2 million made against a director of a charity.