Catherine Piskolti

Call: 2003



Catherine practices in family law with particular emphasis on private law and public law cases.

Catherine is known for her tenacity in Court and for her client focussed approach to proceedings. Clients consistently appreciate Catherine's emphatic accessibility.

Catherine has a particular interest in representing vulnerable clients and is currently developing a Court of Protection practice.


Reported Cases

Re DAM (Children) [2018] EWCA (Civ) 386

London Borough of Newham v L [2016] EWFC B125 (Local Authority Failures, Costs Orders)

In the matter of U (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 1332

HU v. SU [2015] EWFC 18

Re Z-O'C (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1808

Re S (A child) [2014] EWHC 529 (Fam)

 Salih (Shwany) v. Sharif (Shahla) [2004] EWCA Civ 1673 (Committal proceedings, breach of order, sentencing)


LLB in Law with French Law and French Language / University of Leicester

Diplôme d'Etudes Juridiques Françaises / Université de Strasbourg




Droop Scholarship

Lord Denning Scholar




Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC)


Areas of Practice

Public and Private Children Act Proceedings

Domestic Violence

Financial Provision for Children

Forced Marriage

Court of Protection



French (fluent)


Outside Interests

Co-chair of the Cuba Kids Foundation:

Enjoys going to the theatre, travelling and is a keen photographer.

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