Catherine read law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, practised as a solicitor in corporate finance and has a wide range of experience of designing, delivering and assessing law, skills and management programmes to students and practising solicitors.
Catherine is published across all her specialist subjects, including by Oxford University Press as co-author of the undergraduate textbook Legal Systems and Skills. Catherine enjoys broadcasting and has been interviewed on Pure FM and BBC Radio Manchester, has close links with ITV plc – with whom she runs a work placement for corporate law students - and is on the expert database of BBC North.
Catherine is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an External Examiner at the University of Northumbria, has undertaken policy work with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, is a Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and an ADR-ODR International accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator.
Law Firm Management
Civil and Commercial Mediation
Academic and professional qualifications
MA (Cantab.), BA Law (Cantab.), PGDip. Legal Practice, PGCE (HE), Solicitor (non-practising), Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, ADR-ODR International accredited Civil-Commercial Mediator
Solicitor, Corporate Finance, Addleshaw Goddard
Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader of Business Law, The University of Law, Manchester and Chester centres
Other academic service (administration and management)
Subject Leader: Company Law in a Global Context (LLB.)
Subject Leader: Corporate Practice (Legal Practice Course)
Subject Leader: Professional Skills and Practice (LLB. in Legal Practice)
Design, delivery and assessment across a range of programmes including LLB, LLB in Legal Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, LLM and Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice Management.
Research Expertise, Publications & Grants
Books (authored/edited/special issues)
C. Shephard, S. Slorach, P. Goodchild, J. Embley (2017). Legal Systems and Skills 3rd Ed. Oxford University Press.
S. Slorach, J. Embley, P. Goodchild, C. Shephard (2015). Legal Systems and Skills 2nd Ed. Oxford University Press.
S. Slorach, J. Embley, P. Goodchild, C. Shephard (2013). Legal Systems and Skills. Oxford University Press.
C. Shephard (2007). Public Companies and Equity Finance. CLP.
C. Shephard (2006). Public Companies and Equity Finance. CLP.
C. Shephard (2005). Public Companies and Equity Finance. CLP.
C. Shephard Corporate Governance in Large Private Companies - Back to basics; an introductory, academic perspective. Malmaison Manchester, 11/6/2018.
C. Shephard, M. Crowder (2015). Typical Lawyer! Clones, clients and fitness for purpose in times of change. In: University of Birmingham CEPLER working paper series. University of Birmingham, 29/6/2015.
C. Shephard, IA. Todd Strategies for managing change and the use of paraprofessionals; a comparative study for the benefit of post-LETR providers of legal services. University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 9/9/2014.
C. Shephard (2017). Raising Awareness of the Benefits of Mediation. Solicitors Journal.