Catherine Loadman > Pinney Talfourd LLP > Brentwood, England > Lawyer Profile

Pinney Talfourd LLP
78 Ongar Road
CM15 9BB

Work Department

Family & Contentious Probate




Catherine completed her training contract at Sanders Witherspoon in Brentwood, qualifying as a solicitor in 1998. Before joining Pinney Talfourd, Catherine was a family solicitor at Holmes & Hills in Braintree and at Gepp & Sons in Chelmsford.

Catherine joined Pinney Talfourd in 2006 as a family solicitor and was made a partner in 2011.

Over the last 5 years Catherine has broadened her area of specialisation to include Contested Wills & Probate and is the head of this department.

Catherine is Chair of Pinney Talfourd’ s Charity Committee, helping to raise funds for several local charities over the years. Catherine is also the Treasurer of the Essex Resolution Committee.

Key date:

Trained at Sanders Witherspoon 1996 and qualified in 1998
Assistant Solicitor Sanders Witherspoon 1998
Holmes & Hills 1999
Gepp & Sons 2003
Associate at Pinney Talfourd LLP 2006
Partner at Pinney Talfourd LLP 2011


Catherine is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in financial remedies and private children law.

Catherine is recognised by Legal 500 as a Leading Individual and Key Lawyer in their 2023 guide.

Catherine is a full member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).


Catherine Loadman studied law at the University of Hull, graduating in 1995, before completing her legal practice course at the Nottingham Trent University in 1996.


Catherine sits on the board of Trustees for Havering Association for People with Disabilities (HAD).

In her spare time Catherine likes to holiday in interesting places and enjoys attending music festivals and spending time with family and friends. Catherine is a keen (fair weather) cyclist and has taken part in the Ride London event twice.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Family: Essex

(Leading individuals)

Catherine LoadmanPinney Talfourd LLP

Offering ‘real depth of expertise’, Pinney Talfourd LLP’s family department exclusively undertakes privately funded work and is praised for its ‘strength in high-net-worth finances and children cases‘. With five offices, the firm is present all over Essex and has recently further strengthened its offering with the hire of three additional solicitors, including Surjit Verdi from Palmers in May 2023. Group head Catherine Polli and Catherine Loadman are experts for complex financial remedies, while Michael Sheville is recommended for financial provision matters and private children law, and Louise Eady is involved in the firm’s surrogacy and fertility offering.

South East > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Pinney Talfourd LLP assists attorneys, beneficiaries, executors, and trustees with breaches of fiduciary duties in addition to Inheritance Act claims. Head of the team, Catherine Loadman , has a broad contentious probate practice and is supported by the ‘excellent’  Kerry Hull. All of the individuals that have been mentioned are located in Brentwood.