Catherine Byers

Catherine was born and raised in Aberystwyth, and later studied Law with German Law at the University of Birmingham and Bayreuth University in Bavaria.

Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and joined the Birmingham office of a commercial law firm. Whilst there, she specialised in corporate law, advising on share and business sales and  purchases,  joint  ventures  and  general  company  law  matters.  She  also  undertook secondments to two large corporate clients.

Catherine  subsequently  joined  the  Stuttgart  office  of  an  international  law  firm,  where  she specialised  in  international  corporate  transactions.  Whilst  there,  she  also  qualified  as  a German  solicitor.  She  later  moved  to  the  firm’s  Moscow  office,  where  she  focussed  on international  transactions  in  the  oil  and  gas  industry.  During  this  time,  she  also  took  a sabbatical  to  attain  a  legal  Master’s  degree  from  the  internationally  renowned  Centre  for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy at Dundee University.

After a number of years, Catherine returned to the UK to join the London office of a US law firm, in their energy law department.

Her ‘wanderlust’ satisfied, Catherine returned to Aberystwyth and joined Alun Thomas & John in  2021.  She  now  advises  on  residential  and  commercial  property  transactions  and  private client matters, as well as continuing to advise on corporate matters.

Catherine speaks fluent German, and Welsh as a second language. She also has some Russian.

Catherine plays the violin and is a member of Aberystwyth’s Philomusica orchestra. She also sings  with  various  choirs,  having  sung  with  the  national  youth  choirs  of  Wales  and  Great Britain when younger. She is also an enthusiastic gardener and enjoys walking and attempting to play golf.