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Partnership: Contentious - UK-wide
"She's good at developing strategy for litigation and is creative about identifying legal avenues we can use in addition to being very thorough with her preparation." "Catriona is endlessly patient with clients and really takes her time to find out what they need or want to achieve in litigation, as well as being intelligent and creative in getting them to the position they need to be in."
Employment: Senior Executive - London (Firms)
"She is very calm, sees the bigger picture and takes strategic oversight of the matter." "She is dedicated, insightful and cost-effective." "She is on the ball, diligent, a good team leader and a good communicator."
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Catriona Watt specialises in contentious partnership law as well as employment and discrimination law. She advises professional firms, partners, senior executives and employers across a variety of sectors.
Catriona often advises on complex team move situations in which there are usually restrictive covenant, fiduciary duties and potential forfeiture aspects, as well as senior and board level disputes and contentious exits from partnership structures in professional services, financial services, insurance and private equity. She advises on other contentious senior level employment and partnership issues and has particular experience in dealing with private equity partnership disputes and in misconduct investigations, including harassment, involving senior individuals. Where litigation cannot be avoided, Catriona draws on her experience of litigating partnership and employment disputes in the High Court, Employment Tribunal and in arbitration.
Catriona Watt joined Fox in 2008, and is dual-qualified in Scotland and England and Wales.
Member of the Association of Partnership Practitioners, Employment Lawyers Association and International Bar Association (former Chair of Young Lawyers Committee).
Articles written by Catriona have appeared in the Times, The Financial Times, IBA newsletters and Personnel Today. Catriona has been interviewed on national radio and various podcasts, including the Fox's podcast, and regularly speaks on specialist panels.