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Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC

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Catherine Joanne Addy QC

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Maitland Chambers (Chambers of Christopher Pymont QC)


Barrister specialising in most areas of Chancery and commercial litigation with a particular interest in insolvency and company law.


Called to the Bar in 1998 and took silk in 2017.  Appointed as a Deputy Insolvency and Companies Court Judge (2016).  Formerly Junior Counsel to the Crown (A Panel 2012-2017; B Panel 2007-2012; C Panel 2003-07). Appointed as a member of the statutory  Insolvency Rules Committee (2013 to date). Publications: contributor to ‘Gore Browne on Companies’, ‘Equity & Administration’ (CUP)  and Butterworth’s ‘Practical Insolvency’. Chairman of the Young Barristers Committee 2004. Chairman of the Bar Conference 2007.  Hon treasurer Chancery Bar Association 2008 to 2012.   Barrister member of the Bankruptcy and Companies Court Users’ committee (2012 to date).  Accredited advocacy trainer (2010 to date).  Elected as a Bencher of the Middle Temple (2014).


Basic German and French.


Chancery Bar Association; COMBAR; Insolvency Lawyers Association (full member); R3 Association of Business Recovery Professionals (full member); international associate member of the American Bar Association.


Marple Hall School; Aquinas VIth Form College; Cambridge University (1996 BA Hons Law; 1997 LLM; 1st Class); Inns of Court School of Law.


Travel, sport.

London Bar

Company and partnership

Within: Company – 2017 silks

Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersAn experienced company litigator.

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Within: Insolvency – 2017 silks

Catherine Addy QC - Maitland ChambersAn experienced insolvency litigator.

Within: Insolvency

Maitland Chambers comprises a number of experienced insolvency practitioners at senior and junior levels. In addition to her involvement in aspects of the Lehman Brothers insolvency, Catherine Addy QC is representing HMRC in the long running dispute Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP, Inside Track Productions LLP, Ingenious Games LLP (as lead appellants) v HMRC. Gregory Banner QC took silk in 2018.

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