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Catharine Busby

Managing Associate | Healthcare

Catharine is a Managing Associate in the Healthcare team. She has over 16 years' experience of civil, coronial and inquest law.

For the last 12 years Catharine has represented clients who operate prisons or provide healthcare services within prison and immigration removal centres as well as those providing escorting and custody services, forensic medical services, patient transport services and out of hours medical services.



Her practice focuses on deaths in custody, fatal accidents and investigations together with defending cases brought following allegations by the HSE and CPS in respect of corporate/gross negligence manslaughter. Catharine regularly represents clients at Article 2 inquests and has particular expertise in representing at inquest where there are complex issues of drug or alcohol withdrawal, suicide, neglect and unlawful killing and has successfully challenged both cause of death and causation on many occasions. As part of her preparation for inquest, Catharine will review her clients’ working practices, procedures and policies ensure that all necessary actions have been taken prior to inquest to avoid Regulation 28 reports being issued.

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