Catherine Mangham


  • Catherine specialises in property damage recovery and liability claims acting for insurers, local authorities and commerical entities and has developed a niche practice in particular handling subsidence damage claims, contractor's liability and construction and engineering claims.
  • She handles major loss work involving fire and flood and manages property damage recovery schemes for major insurers, supervising a team to achieve cost-effective recoveries.
  • She presented at the Post Magazine Annual Property Conference to insurers, brokers and industry experts on Property Claims in May 2011 and regularly provides bespoke training and claims clinics on first party, recovery and liability claims handling to customers.

Significant reported cases

  • Epsom College Ltd v Pierse Contracting Southern Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ 1449 – Successful at the TCC and Court of Appeal when she acted for a major insurer recovering rectification costs from a construction company for causing a nail to penetrate a pipe during the course of building works undertaken three years prior to damage occurring.


  • BLM E-Bulletin, Application of defect exclusion in CAR policy: Seele Australia GBMH & Co v Tokio Marine Europe Insurance Ltd [2007] EWHC 1411 (Comm)
  • Post Magazine Annual Property Claims Conference: Subsidence and Emerging Issues: Property Claims: Lawyers in CFA plea, May 2011

Contact Details

+44 161 838 6755


A high reputation as a litigator in the commercial insurance market

Legal 500 2017

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