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Cathryn Houston


Cathryn advises on a broad range of finance transactions, with a particular focus on restructuring and corporate rescue (including debt-for-equity transactions), insolvency, acquisition finance, fund finance and real estate finance as well as corporate and regulatory matters.

Representative transactions include advising:

  • the ad hoc group of creditors in relation to the debt-for-equity restructuring of Pizza Express, the UK and international casual dining group;
  • the creditors committee in relation to the c.£200 million debt restructuring of FatFace, a UK-headquartered apparel retail business; and
  • the ad hoc committee of creditors and the company in connection with the financial restructuring of Doncasters Group.


Cathryn joined Carey Olsen in September 2019, after qualifying as a Solicitor in Scotland. She undertook her traineeship with CMS Cameron Mckenna Nabarro Olswang LLP.

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