Catherine is an associate in our Crime, Fraud and Regulatory team.
She defends professionals such as accountants, teachers, lawyers, doctors, politicians, diplomats and journalists accused of criminal acts in the course of their employment and outside of their work. She is known for her ability to secure discontinuance and alternative forms of disposal on behalf of her clients, including in cases where the allegation has been as serious as rape.
She has defended a large number of high profile individuals, both male and female, accused of historic sexual offences, most recently in the wake of the #MeToo campaign. Most of these police investigations have resolved without prosecution or publicity.
Catherine specialises in acting for parents falsely accused of harming their children. In particular, she has represented parents in alleged ‘baby shaking’ investigations and Court proceedings, including a mother of twins and a mother of triplets, neither of whom were ultimately charged. Through this work she is privileged to have instructed some of the best medical experts in the world.
Internationally, Catherine defends in complex multi-jurisdictional fraud cases such as an alleged plot to defraud the Libyan state out of billions of pounds, a ‘fake sheikh’ case with more than a million dollars allegedly embezzled from Saudi Arabian royalty and one of the largest confiscation proceedings ever to be prosecuted with an alleged benefit figure of £50 million. She has successfully defended people accused of facilitating unlawful immigration into the UK by the Home Office Criminal and Financial Investigations Team; and clients investigated by SO15 Counter Terrorism Command and questioned under Schedule 7 Terrorism Act 2006.
If you would like to make an enquiry you can call the crime team’s direct line number on +44 (0)20 7014 2020.
Education and career
- Catherine has worked at Bindmans since 2006
- She graduated in 2001 from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Modern History
- She completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Law at the College of Law in 2002 and the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School in 2005
- She was called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn in 2005 and cross-qualified as a solicitor in 2008
- Prior to working at Bindmans, Catherine worked in youth justice and for a local authority where she advised council departments on their responsibilities under the Race Relations Act and Equality Standard for Local Government
What clients say
Thank you so much for all your efforts, I have been tremendously impressed with your service and your efficiency in dealing with the case
I wish to thank you for all your hard work… it was just outstanding ….I will be forever grateful
It has finally all come together and I could not have made it through without your support. Thank you and the whole team for your effort and hard work.
I received a conditional discharge, which the magistrate described as an unusually lenient punishment. That’s all due the outstanding legal representation I’ve received from you. My sincere thanks to you for everything Catherine. You have been brilliant, from that first meeting down to the choice of Counsel
The effort you put into preparing the trial was unbelievable. Gold Standard service
Catherine Jackson was absolutely amazing she’s very professional and has been a magnificent solicitor from the day I met her till the day I got acquitted
Legal 500 2022
- “Catherine Jackson is utterly fearless and tenacious. I really don’t know how she finds the time to do what she does. She has an amazing ability to turn work around quickly and to win the confidence of clients in the process”