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Catherine Piercy

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : ConstructionProfessional Negligence: Technology & ConstructionProperty Damage
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Construction - London (Bar)

Band 2

Catherine Piercy
Catherine Piercy is a quality junior whose diverse practice includes regular appearances in adjudications, ADR and high-value litigation. She is regularly instructed by a client base of contractors, insurers and other insurance professionals. Her recent work includes disputes concerning allegedly defective cladding.
Strengths: "She provides creative solutions to legal problems." "An incredibly able junior and forceful advocate whose written work is fantastic."
Recent work: Instructed in a case concerning the construction of the Bolton bus exchange. The case is significant in defining the scope of duty of a checking engineer where there is a specialist subcontractor with a specialist subconsultant designer.
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Professional Negligence: Technology & Construction - London (Bar)

Band 2

Catherine Piercy
Catherine Piercy is a widely admired barrister who is regularly instructed as sole counsel to defend claims against structural engineers and other contractors and their insurers.
Strengths: "Our whole team speaks very highly of her; her diary is very full and she is highly rated." "She is highly recommended, she has a top-notch reputation."
Recent work: Acted for KD Facades, an architectural cladding firm, in litigation concerning the installation of flammable cladding at a Premier Inn at Gatwick Airport.
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Property Damage - London (Bar)

Band 2

Catherine Piercy
Catherine Piercy is a proficient property damage junior skilled in insurance and construction-related disputes. She is capable of dealing with a variety of cases including those relating to fire, explosion and water damage. Her clients include insurers and property owners.
Strengths: "She is tremendously hard-working, strong on the detail and persuasive in her advocacy." "Catherine Piercy is always on top of the detail." Recent work: Represented Boohoo in a claim concerning a siphonic drainage system failure which caused flooding and water damage.
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Catherine is a successful commercial and insurance specialist with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, property damage and professional liability. She has a busy court and adjudication practice, acting for insurers, contractors, employers, construction professionals and insolvency practitioners.

Catherine’s core practice is in construction and engineering disputes. She regularly acts in cases concerning defective works, payment disputes, final account disputes and prolongation claims as well as professional negligence claims made by and against construction professionals. As a result of her reputation and excellent understanding of technical issues in construction claims, Catherine is regularly instructed in relation to property damage disputes.

Catherine excels at understanding and analysing the technical aspects of such claims, in order to provide an appropriate strategy designed to achieve the best outcome for her clients. Catherine is not only instructed when a dispute has arisen, but, as a result of the rapport she builds with her clients, she is often asked to advise client’s when they believe a dispute may be about to arise.

Catherine has an incredible rate of retention of clients, which shows that not only is she committed to fighting her client’s case to ensure a positive outcome, but that she is personable and works well as part of the team.

Catherine won Construction Junior Barrister of the Year by Chambers UK Bar Awards 2019. She has previously been shortlisted for “Best Woman in Construction Law” by the Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.

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