Catherine O'Rourke


Business Crime & Regulation


Catherine joined JMW in June 2014 and completed her training contract in September 2017, qualifying into the firm’s Business Crime and Regulation department.

Catherine works closely with the department’s solicitors and partners and has developed experience in a wide range of complex criminal cases including serious assaults, fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs, firearms offences, sexual offences and driving offences. Catherine represents clients who face complex confiscation proceedings, including cases in which the prosecution allege million pound benefit figures.

Catherine graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a degree in Law with First Class Honours and gained a distinction upon completing the LPC at the University of Law, Manchester. Whilst at University Catherine developed her interest in criminal law and evidence, completing a dissertation on the Court’s Special Measures for vulnerable and intimidated witnesses.

Catherine is a volunteer member on the Manchester Youth Offender Panel and works as part of the Youth Justice Service to facilitate restorative justice principles and assist in the re-integration of young offenders.

In her spare time Catherine loves everything sport related and is always seeking a challenge, whether it be a half marathon, Tough Mudder or the 3 Peaks Challenge! Catherine captains JMW’s successful netball team and enjoys regular netball matches and socials with her colleagues.

Tel: 0161 828 8377


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