Catherine Naylor

Catherine Naylor is a director in the commercial litigation team in London. She helps clients to resolve the full range of domestic and cross-border commercial disputes.

Her work includes advising on high value fraud and asset tracing claims, complex banking litigation and contentious insolvency and trusts matters. In particular, Catherine is currently coordinating litigation in three jurisdictions in respect of a long running matter arising from the Madoff scandal.

Other highlights include defending a multi-million pound High Court claim for breach of duty and negligence for a professional services firm, advising a global financial services client in relation to a sensitive regulatory investigation and acting for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company (Cayman) Limited and others in a successful appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from the Cayman Islands.

Catherine brings commerciality to her advice, having spent over four years prior to qualifying as a lawyer working in industry. This experience includes three years with a multi-national manufacturer and distributer, dealing with internal communications, crisis management, mergers and acquisitions and HR/employment issues.

Experience

Acting for professional trustees in the largest recovery action by the joint liquidators of both the Madoff estate and the Kingate Funds, involving the defence of multiple proceedings brought in the US, Bermuda and England.

Acting for a professional services client defending a multi-million pound High Court claim for breach of duty and negligence.

Advising a global financial services client in relation to a sensitive regulatory investigation.

Acting for one of the UK's leading healthcare recruiters in relation to a breach of restrictive covenant claim.

Acting for a hospitality sector business to achieve the successful resolution of a dispute arising from alleged breaches of a share purchase agreement.

Acting for Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Company (Cayman) Limited and others in a successful appeal to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council from the Cayman Islands.

Acting for a software company in the Commercial Court trial of a complex patent and fraud dispute to be tried in the US.

Advising an off-shore firm of lawyers in relation to a substantial professional negligence claim.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2016

    • Career
      June2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, director
    • Career
      2016
      Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, principal associate
  • 2015

    • Career
      2015
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, principal associate
  • 2014

    • Career
      2014
      Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, associate
  • 2008

    • Career
      2008
      Lawrence Graham LLP, associate
  • 2006

    • Education
      2006
      College of Law, Bloomsbury, LPC
    • Career
      2006
      Lawrence Graham LLP, trainee
  • 2004

    • Education
      2004
      College of Law, Bloomsbury, GDL
  • 1999

    • Education
      1999
      University of Sheffield, BA (Hons) English Language & Linguistics

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