Catherine Snowdon - Salaried Partner
Catherine read Law at the University of Exeter and went on to study at the College of Law, Guildford.
She is a Solicitor and is based in our Ashford Office.
Catherine specialises in matrimonial and children matters.
She advises clients in relation to divorce proceedings and financial issues on separation as well as disputes involving unmarried couples. She also represents parents in applications for financial orders pursuant to Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989 and in obtaining orders to protect clients and their children from domestic abuse.
Catherine has extensive experience in both public law care proceedings and private law family disputes involving child arrangement orders and contact.
She represents parents, family members and children in difficult and sensitive cases involving domestic violence, mental health difficulties, drug and alcohol abuse and neglect. She has also represented clients in complex cases involving sexual and fabricated sexual abuse, non-accidental injuries (including shaken baby and fracture cases) and interference with medical equipment.
Catherine frequently conducts her own advocacy to ensure continuity of representation for clients.
She is a member of Resolution, the Association of Lawyers for Children and the Law Society’s Children Panel.
In her spare time, Catherine enjoys walking, rowing, skiing and theatre trips.
"Good morning Cathy I hope you are well. Well today is the day I’m having John Paul over for his first overnight stay. I just want to say thank you so much for all your help and support which has allowed me to be a mum again . I will always be grateful to you."
SCC v M & Ors  EWHC 2219 (Fam) – represented a mother in a shaken baby case where the issue was whether the father or a nine year old child had caused the baby’s injuries.
Re E (A child) EWHC 2400 (Fam) – represented a father in a case concerning interference with medical equipment and suspected FII. Judicial guidance was given on the use of section 20 agreements, emergency powers of removal and local authority management of cases where FII is suspected.
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