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Catherine Arnold


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Director of the Student Law Clinic and Senior Lecturer

After graduating from Durham University in 2002, I worked as a Paralegal for a general practice firm in Newcastle. I combined my work as a Paralegal with studying part-time for the Legal Practice Course at the University of Northumbria completing this in 2005. I commenced my Training Contract at the same firm gaining experience across all practice areas. 


I qualified as a Solicitor in 2008. After overseeing the run off of the British Coal Disease Scheme Litigation at the firm and working on my own caseload of general litigated matters I moved to Winn Solicitors.

At Winn Solicitors I was responsible for a volume caseload of claimant personal injury work. Having spent a year at Winn Solicitors, I decided to make the transition into defendant claims work taking up a post at DAC Beachcroft working for insurers investigating fraudulent personal injury claims.

Thereafter, I moved to Clyde and Co to continue working in defendant claims but to deal with Noise Induced Hearing Loss litigation work for a market leading insurer. In this role I also helped out with team organisation and supervised other members of staff.

I very much enjoyed mentoring other members of staff and being a part of their progress within the firm. This experience prompted me to secure my current post at the University and I enjoy working with students in a similar way.



Teaching and supervision

I teach Civil Litigation at undergraduate level and Advanced Personal Injury Litigation to postgraduate students (LPC level).

Last updated 22 October 2019