Catherine is a retired solicitor/senior lecturer, having been employed by the University of Kent in the Kent Law Clinic for over 20 years to supervise and teach undergraduate law students. The Kent Law Clinic is a free legal and advice service for the public in which law students work on cases under supervision. Catherine undertook a wide range of work but primarily employment and in latter years, asylum and immigration. Since her retirement she has been looking after grandchildren and volunteering for Kent Refugee Help, a small local charity. She visits foreign national prisoners facing deportation and helps them access legal advice.