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Cathrine Grubb

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“When I described her skeleton as helpful I understated the matter – it was critical to the determination of the issues in this appeal”
Lewis LJ - 2022
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Personal Injury

Cathrine is an author of Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service Division I and used to deliver the Personal Injury elective on the LPC at Cardiff Law School.


She has a wide range of experience acting for both Claimants and Defendants in all areas of PI litigation, but has a particular interest in claims with a foreign element.  She appears regularly in claims concerning accidents occurring abroad and having written the relevant chapter on jurisdiction and applicable law in Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service. 

Cathrine acts in industrial disease matters, most notably the NIHL case of Smith v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2013] EWCA Civ 1585, where she successfully represented the claimant in an appeal concerning pre-action disclosure. 


Cathrine is a member of PIBA and contributes to various publications. Her contributions include:

  • Butterworth’s Personal Injury Litigation Service Division I

- Part A: General Principles of Compensation
- Part B4: Claims with a Foreign Element
- Part I: Special Aspects of Future Loss
- Part O: Finalising the Award or Settlement

  • Cutting out the Middleman - 166 NLJ 7702, June 2016.  Examines the effect of the coming into force of the Third Parties (Rights Against Insurers) Act 2010 on 1st August 2016.
  • I can see Clearly Now...  – 164 NLJ 7595, February 2015.  Explains principles relevant to an application for pre-action disclosure in industrial disease cases.
  • Civil War? 163 NLJ 7563, June 2013. Comments on the effect of s. 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 in employers’ liability claims.
  • Lords Protect Workers Rights’, Solicitors Journal, March 2013.
  • Sporting Chance, 161 NLJ 312, March 2011.  Examines the legal principles applied to sports-related cases.
  • Sutton v Syston Rugby Football Club Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1182 PI Law Journal Nov 2011 examines the duty to inspect a pitch prior to a rugby match.


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