Catherine Fehler

Catherine heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice includes complex disputes in the media sector, and she has a recognised expertise in defamation and privacy. Catherine deals with intellectual property disputes, challenges to registered trade marks, performance rights issues, management disputes, corporate contractual disputes and matters of professional negligence and breaches of fiduciary duties. She also advises on reputation management.

Catherine acts for high profile clients from the media and corporate sectors. She has acted in a number of cases in the music industry, and her clients have included performers, musicians and independent record and publishing labels.

Catherine has significant expertise in Court of Protection matters, including the practice and procedures of the Court; and was an appointed professional Deputy.

Catherine trained at Rubinstein Callingham and has focused on disputes in the media sector since qualification. She was head of the Dispute Resolution Group at her previous firm before joining Swan Turton.

Catherine is an associate of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys; a member of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers; and was on the development committee at the Soho Theatre.

What the Legal Directories say:

Chambers & Partners

Catherine Fehler leads the firm’s dispute resolution department. She is recommended for all manner of contract, management, public image, and IP rights disputes.  “She has vast experience in the media, music publishing and entertainment field.”

Legal 500

“Swan Turton LLP acts for high-profile individuals and corporate clients in defamation, privacy and other reputation management matters including pre-publication work…… Partner Catherine Fehler is “meticulous, highly intelligent and wholly committed“.”


Previous editions:

Chambers & Partners

“Catherine Fehler leads the firm’s contentious offering and is recommended for all manner of contract, management, public image and rights disputes. A client says: “Catherine has a first-rate understanding of reputation management and is also highly effective in dealing with complex music and commercial disputes.”

“Catherine Fehler of Swan Turton heads the firm’s dispute resolution group and has significant media industry expertise. She advises a variety of high-profile individuals on claims against the media and is described by clients as “a very strategic thinker”.”

“Catherine Fehler of Swan Turton is head of the firm’s dispute resolution group and has a wealth of experience handling complex libel and privacy cases. Clients are impressed by her “genuine empathy“.”

“Catherine Fehler represents an impressive number of high-profile individuals and corporate clients on all manner of confidentiality, privacy and reputation management issues. She is additionally experienced on claims of libel. Sources praise her for being “extremely knowledgeable, highly intelligent, very responsive and always calm and thoughtful”

“Team head Catherine Fehler has an “in-depth knowledge of defamation” and assists clients with a broad range of matters. She is well known for her connection with the music industry, and also counts a number of significant corporate names among her clients.”

“Catherine Fehler heads the firm´s dispute resolution team. She focuses her practice on media disputes, especially defamation and privacy law matters. Clients appreciate her sensitive approach to delicate cases… ”

“Catherine Fehler is friendly, punctilious, extremely conscientious and meticulous, enthuse sources. She represents high-profile individual and corporate clients from the media and other sectors, in both claimant and defendant work.”

“Clients appreciate that Catherine Fehler makes very difficult processes bearable, and achieves great results. She acts for a mix of celebrity and other media clients.”

“Catherine Fehler is smart, pragmatic and commercial, according to sources. She acts for celebrity and media clients on privacy, defamation and reputation work.”

“Highly effective Catherine Fehler demonstrates excellent expertise in the field. She advises celebrity and media clients on defamation, privacy and related matters and is praised for being great at negotiating settlements.”


Legal 500

The ‘professional, efficient and effective’ department at Swan Turton LLP is led by the ‘highly proactive‘ Catherine Fehler, who pairs ‘discretion and wisdom with a pragmatism and clarity‘ and is ‘extremely trustworthy and dependable‘.

“The ‘dedicated’ team at Swan Turton LLP ‘leaves no stone unturned’… Catherine Fehler is noted for her ‘discrete, fast and strategic approach’.

“Swan Turton’s practice is led by the “straightforward, highly intelligent and articulate, and rigorously professional” Catherine Fehler.”

The ‘truly superlative’ Swan Turton ‘clearly has the trust of key players in the industry’. Catherine Fehler is regarded as ‘hugely accessible, extremely knowledgeable and very thorough’.

Swan Turton’s Catherine Fehler is ‘rigorous, efficient, courteous and helpful’, and has ‘an engaging manner’.

“the ‘excellent’ Catherine Fehler.”

“Catherine Fehler is very dedicated.”

“Clients recommend Cathy Fehler for her integrity, thoroughness and lack of ego.”