Catherine Campbell-Barnard



0203 432 4020


What do I do for my clients at Ignition Law?

I act for a wide variety of clients many of whom are either needing space to operate out of, disposing of space they no longer need or buying/selling a company with a property element. As property is not generally the client’s focus or area of expertise, I am on hand to keep things as simple and commercial as possible, whilst protecting the client from property pitfalls.

What gets me out of bed in the morning

Apart from my children, school runs and my treasured cup of coffee, a Iove of variety, challenge, feeling stimulated and useful. Helping inspirational clients achieve their ambitions ticks all these boxes.

An entrepreneur I admire

Having worked for Farrow & Ball, I admire how it evolved from being a small enterprise run out of an industrial shed in the 1990s, to the household brand it is today, largely at the hands of two entrepreneurs who recognised a great product and saw a gap in the market. I admire how the company stuck to its core values, as it grew exponentially, which allowed it to make brave choices and stay ahead of the competition. Otherwise, I am seeing friends decide to strike out on their own with an idea and I have huge admiration for their courage and passion.

A social cause I care about is….

Whilst there are so many great charities out there, the social cause that dominants our family is conservation and supporting charities that are tackling climate change. Our neighbour set up a foundation in memory of her late husband who worked tirelessly for conservation in third world countries, which we support on many levels. My children are very proud to call themselves eco-warriors!

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Key Practices

Commercial Property


Exeter University (LLB) and London College of Law


CMS Cameron McKenna and Speechly Bircham in private practice (10 years).
In-house lawyer for Farrow & Ball (5+ years).

Other interests

I love to run with my dog and spend time with my family. I am also a Governor at my childrens’ school and help out in various roles with my childrens’ sports, activities and initiatives.

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