Catherine developed a keen interest in criminal law during college and decided to pursue it further by obtaining her Law degree from the University of Central Lancashire in 2013.   Catherine went onto complete her Legal Practice Course from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2016.

 

When Catherine joined Carter Moore in June 2017, she began in the Criminal department as a paralegal, working in the Serious Crime and Fraud department on cases involving Murder, Serious Sexual Offences and Fraud.  Catherine spent five months at Liverpool Crown Court assisting Counsel on a complex fraud case, in what was described as Liverpool’s longest trial.

 

Notable cases

R v P and others [2018] – Murder trial consisting of 4 defendants in a “cut throat” defence at Ipswich Crown Court, 9 week trial. Junior and QC instructed. One of two paralegals handling the case.

R v B and others [2017] – Conspiracy to defraud residents at care home by its owner.  Longest trial at Liverpool Crown Court. Junior and QC instructed.

R v D [2018] – Highly sensitive serious sexual offence case involving young children. Single paralegal handling case.

R v H [2018] – Highly sensitive serious sexual offence case with a 27 count indictment also dealing with mental health issues. Junior and QC instructed. Single paralegal handling case.

 

Catherine has recently moved into the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence department and handles all admin responsibilities within the department.

 

Catherine also assists as a paralegal in the Appeals department, advising clients and assisting with their applications to the Court of Appeal and Criminal Case Review Commission.

 

Catherine’s Contact details

Email:catherinebaird@cmsolicitors.co.uk

Telephone: 0800 1 444 111

 

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