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Catherine Carlton


Catherine is a commercial law partner advising organisations on terms and conditions, agency and distribution agreements as well as confidentiality agreements. In particular, she has lots of experience on corporate transactions such as private equity investments, business sales and share purchases.

Catherine has been working in corporate and commercial law since she qualified as a solicitor with the firm in 2008. Catherine has a degree in History from the University of Sheffield. She subsequently undertook the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England.

Catherine became an associate in 2014, a senior associate in 2017 and a partner in 2021. Catherine is particularly experienced in the areas of EMI share schemes, share sales and commercial agreements.

Her recent work includes:

  • share purchase of letting agents
  • multi-jurisdictional 12 month plus supply contract
  • employee share options
  • TRICIS equity investment.

Catherine is a charity trustee and is a member of the charity law association.

Outside of work Catherine still has a keen interest in history and is a member of the National Trust regularly visiting properties in the local area with her twin boys.


Corporate Team Testimonials

The Corporate Team are described by Legal 500 (2018)as ‘a strong regional player providing an extensive range of services’ to a client base primarily composed of local and regional SMEs and owner-managed businesses in the food and drink, healthcare, caravan park and energy and natural resources sectors.


Chambers (2019):   A market commentator says: "They are an excellent firm and I consider them to be the number one lawyers in Cornwall. They have a great breadth of knowledge and expertise." Sources also report that "they are very client-focused and put the hours and travelling in to accommodate tight deadlines."