Catherine Stanbury
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Catherine joined the Law School after ten years' employment in private practice. Catherine worked in small high street as well as large commercial practices. Catherine's main practice areas were residential and commercial property and Private Client work and she now teaches in these areas on our professional practice courses.

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As a former Private Client practitioner, Catherine is now pursuing PhD research into the extent to which lawyers are able to support their clients to appoint surrogates for future medical decision-making under a Lasting Power of Attorney for Health and Welfare.   Catherine’s research builds on the body of national and international research into the complex ethical and legal issues posed by surrogate decision-making by exploring the practical difficulties of using a legal advisor as a guide for health decision-making. 

Catherine has presented her research findings so far at a number of national conferences including those hosted by the British Society of Gerontology and the Economic and Social Research Council.  It is hoped that this research will lead to policy initiatives which may support members of the public and their legal advisors to more easily navigate the challenges of making a foundation for future health decision-making.


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