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Catherine Muir

Senior Former Practising Barrister
Belfast (ALT)

Catherine is a Senior Former Practising Barrister in ALT's Disputes practice in Belfast.

Catherine is an experienced litigation lawyer in Herbert Smith Freehills' Alternative Legal Services Disputes practice in Belfast. She works closely with clients and colleagues across the Herbert Smith Freehills global network to deliver high quality and cost-competitive legal solutions on a range of UK domestic, European and international disputes and regulatory investigations.

Catherine's experience is focussed around banking and financial services litigation and regulation, and European competition matters.

Catherine also leads our Pro Bono practice in Belfast, with a focus on human rights and access to justice.


Prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills, Catherine practised at the Bar of Northern Ireland. Her practice included criminal, civil and employment law matters.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • an international financial services client in relation to a regulatory investigation concerning AML and anti-terrorist financing controls
  • an international corporate client regarding a European antitrust infringement and subsequent damages litigation
  • a UK financial services client on a post-merger shareholder dispute