Catey joined Claro in 2015, having worked previously as a commercial solicitor at Anderson Lloyd in Dunedin. She was admitted to the Bar in December 2013, and graduated from the University of Otago at the end of 2012 with a double degree in Law and Biomedical Science. She recently completed a Masters in Bioethics and Health Law (with distinction) at the University of Otago, focusing on the regulation of novel IVF technologies in New Zealand. Catey has a particular interest in health law, and has been involved in advising healthcare providers and DHBs on a number of aspects relating to the provision, regulation and management of healthcare services in New Zealand.
In addition to healthcare advisory work, she has experience in a broad cross-section of commercial matters and transactions, including business restructuring, trust law and asset protection, contract drafting and review, compliance and local government work. She recognises her clients’ need for reliable and timely legal advice that is technically accurate while also offering a practical solution.
On working in health, Catey says “Health law has always been a fascinating and challenging field, and one which brings a steady stream of novel legal issues to my desk. One of my greatest sources of job satisfaction is the fact that I get to work closely with industry experts who are passionate about improving health outcomes for individuals and communities.”
Catey’s experience includes:
- Advising on responses to complaints and investigations by the Health and Disability Commissioner;
- Advising healthcare providers on the regulatory framework governing the provision of healthcare services, including health and safety issues, mental health legislation, aspects of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act, the Primary Maternity Services Notice, and the collection, use, and disclosure of health information;
- Advising on collaborative agreements between DHBs and primary healthcare providers;
- Advising on matters relating to public sector procurement processes, including the Government Rules of Sourcing;
- Reviewing and drafting various contract agreements, including independent contractor and service agreements;
- Regularly assisting with the preparation of and advising on enduring powers of attorney and applications for the appointment of property managers and welfare guardians under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act.
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