Catherine Collins

Catherine came to Iscoed in October 2001 to commence her pupillage. Since becoming a tenant in 2002 Catherine has developed a successful common law practice. Catherine has a particular interest in chancery and commercial matters and has recently acted or advised in the following areas:-


  • Boundary disputes
  • Adverse possession
  • Rights of way and other easements
  • Mistake and/ or misrepresentation
  • Tenancy disputes – Residential (including social housing), Business and Agricultural tenancies
    • Security of tenure
    • Possession Claims
    • Disrepair
    • Forfeiture
    • Dilapidations
    • Rent review
    • Rent repayment orders
  • Covenants
  • Co-ownership
  • Mortgages
  • Private nuisance
    • Tree Roots
    • Rylands v Fletcher
    • Leaky v National Trust claims


  • Appeal against refusal of certificate of lawful development
  • Appeal against refusal of planning permission for gypsy site
  • Compulsory purchase valuation


  • Annulment applications
  • Setting aside of statutory demands
  • Trustees interests

Wills and Probate

  • Interpretation
  • Validity
    • Testamentary capacity
    • Undue influence
    • Compliance with Wills Act 1837
  • Inheritance Act applications
  • Proprietary estoppel
  • Personal Representative liability claims
  • Removal of Executor
  • Renunciation of Grant of Probate

Personal property

  • Conversion
  • Liens
  • Liability for bailment
  • Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977


  • Liability under s.2 Animals Act 1971
  • Trespass
  • Straying onto highways

Contract/ Commercial

  • Building contracts including allegations of defective work
  • Sale of Goods/ Supply of Goods and Services
  • Unfair terms
  • Factoring Agreements
  • Consumer Credit Agreements
  • Removal of Directors
  • Employee restraint of trade restrictive covenants
  • Drafting of partnership agreement


  • Unfair/wrongful dismissal
  • Disability and sexual discrimination
  • Professional regulation
    • NMC
    • Education Workforce Council for Wales
    • Social Care Wales


Catherine is a CEDR trained and CEDR accredited mediator, accepting instructions to conduct mediations in all aspects of Civil Law.

Notable Cases

Grey (t/a CityTax) –v- Swansea City and County Council [2013] PTSR 1366; [2014] RTR 3

Contractual interpretation, conditions of operator’s licence

Hoyl Group –v- Cromer Town Council [2015] HLR 43; [2016] 1 Pa CR 3

Proprietory estoppel

Williams –v- Hawkes [2017] EWCA Civ 1846

Animals Act 1971. Liability for dangerous animals.

Catherine Collins
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Office address:
86 St Helens Road

T: 01792 652988
F: 01792 458089
DX: 39554 Swansea


2000 Middle Temple



University of Exeter


Civil, Employment, Family, Mediation

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