Catherine Allen
Partner and Head of Public, Regulatory & Investigations, Mason Hayes & Curran

Catherine leads the MHC Public, Regulatory & Investigations team. She is recognised as a “Leading Individual” in Public Sector law by Legal 500. Clients describe her as “outstanding” and “committed to progressing the goals of the organisation”.

Catherine is a trusted adviser to many regulators and other public sector bodies regarding how they carry out their public law functions. Catherine has deep familiarity with the requirements of public and administrative law and how these impact on the work of public bodies. She is particularly well-known for her work in the areas of statutory interpretation, investigations, and fair procedures. She is a specialist in judicial review proceedings and other forms of public law litigation.

She also heads our Professional Regulatory group, managing some of the team’s most complex and difficult investigations and inquiries.

Catherine particularly enjoys advising on the complexities of information law as it relates to public and third sector bodies, including freedom of information and data protection.