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Education

  • University of London, B.A. (2001)
  • College of Law, Guildford, Graduate Diploma in Law (2014)
  • BPP Law School, London, Bar Professional Training Course (2015)
  • BPP Law School, London, LPC (2017)

Admissions

  • England and Wales

Catherine Hammerson-Jones

Associate
London
chammerson-jones@crowell.com
Phone: +44.20.7413.1319
Tower 42
25 Old Broad Street
London EC2N 1HQ
United Kingdom

Catherine Hammerson-Jones is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s London office and a member of the International Dispute Resolution Group. Catherine advises on all aspects of English civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She acts for a diverse range of clients in high value and complex cases, ranging from contractual disputes, negligence claims, and insolvency-related litigation.

Catherine advises corporations, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and high net worth individuals on matters also involving company law, breaches of directors’/trustees’ duties, fraud, complex recovery options, and general financial/banking disputes.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Catherine practiced banking and insolvency litigation at CMS, where she undertook banking secondments with the RBS Group and Goldman Sachs.

Prior to qualifying as a solicitor, Catherine spent over a decade working as an investment banker, specializing in Leverage Finance, M&A and Restructurings. This cross-industry expertise places Catherine in a unique position to add value and advise clients on complex litigation involving intricate financial instruments and multi-layered corporate structures.

Representative Matters:

  • Acting for joint administrators in a high profile proprietary and freezing injunction.
  • Acting for an international corporate client in defending multiple claims against the company directors and shareholders.
  • Advising a private equity firm in a negligence claim against the maintenance contractor.
  • Acting for an energy client in relation to a joint venture contractual dispute concerning a major infrastructure project in the Middle East.
  • Representing a high net worth individual to set aside a substantial default judgment.
  • Advising a client on director duties’ breaches, including unlawful dividend payments, wrongful trading, and misappropriation of the company’s assets; advising a creditor client on a misfeasance claim and other recovery options; advising the trustees on equitable interests in the estate.
  • Acting for an individual in a claim relating to the breach of a share agreement in respect of shares in a start-up internet company.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: England and Wales

Professional Associations

  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • The Bar of England and Wales; The Bar Call (2015)
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple


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