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Education & career
With a degree in Criminology & Sociology, Cathy had originally planned to work in the Criminal Justice System but, after accepting a position in our Court of Protection department in 2003, she found supporting clients who have sustained serious injuries to be immensely rewarding. Cathy specialises in managing the financial affairs of clients who lack capacity and, whilst the majority of her clients have sustained a severe brain injury, she also enjoys working with clients who have learning disabilities.
Working alongside our litigators, Cathy manages client finances in order to facilitate their rehabilitation, setting up care and therapy packages and arranging for the purchase and adaptation of suitable accommodation. She works with clients and their families both throughout the litigation process and following settlement, arranging for investment of compensation and working with the client to budget longer term, to ensure their needs are met throughout their lifetime.
Outside of work...
Outside of work Cathy enjoys holidays to America and the Lake District, renovating her home and watching football.
I would like to say a big thank you to all at Potter Rees Dolan, who helped get Criminal Injuries Compensation for my brother Billy, who suffered a brain injury caused by a hammer attack in Manchester in 1997. There have been a lot of ups and downs with Billy's behaviour problems. He spent a lot of time in hospitals and rehab and Billy now lives in Cardiff with the help of family and carers. He now has his own house and lives independently. Potter Rees Dolan still look after Billy's affairs because he is in the court of protection, so I know Billy will be looked after for the rest of his life. I would like to say again thank you Hugh, Cathy and Margaret for all your help you have given us and for the future help we will need.
Mrs M, Manchester
N-Able Services have worked with the Court of Protection Department at PotterReesDolan for some years now and feel that they have a good understanding of the issues that many clients face in managing their finances. In these more difficult financial times PotterReesDolan understand the importance of insuring that client’s money has to be managed wisely in order to provide the client with longevity of funding.
Mrs Edwards (Business Director) - N-Able
Just a quick email to say a big thank you for all your help and support over the past 12 months, in ensuring that we can provide the best help and support to our clients, pushing the boundaries and achieving lots in most cases….
Case management can be a really difficult job, as is yours too!! But the Potter Rees Dolan team are doing it right which makes my job easier and much more enjoyable, it definitely feels like a team effort!
Individually and as an organisation, you all do something different to the other legal companies I work with which makes you lot stand out. The efficiency and effectiveness of how things are managed is outstanding, you most certainly have the best interests of you clients in the centre of everything, well done – I could go on!
Rachel Gannon, Case Manager