Cato is a niche firm of solicitors with a big reputation
Cato Solicitors provides advice to Corporations and Decision-Makers facing an internal or external dispute.
John Cato, is a highly competent Solicitor-Advocate.
The benefits of John’s dispute resolution service includes an incisive analysis of the problem and recommendation of possible solutions, so it can be properly and realistically managed.
John has been specialising in litigation for over 30 years – since 1984, when he started as a trainee.
In 2004, John decided to set up his own practice because he felt that working as a partner in a multi-partner practice left him unable to provide a dedicated focus to his clients’ interests, and his own, highly effective, law and Court tactics. John’s clients followed him to his new practice.
In a multi-layered larger firm the ability to give objective and considered advice is difficult; advice can be influenced by high billing targets and management and political considerations. Cato Solicitors is structured to ensure John is left in peace to pursue his client’s best interests.
This freedom allows John to honour the high level of trust and confidence which people used to repose in their own Solicitor.
Larger departmentalised practices with huge overheads (Cato Solicitors has never had a claim) often use a standardised, expensive and pre-determined process, including the over use of trainees and part qualified staff, who progress cases without the experience to see the ‘whole wood’. Low competence levels can hide in a large firm but a sole practitioner lives by reputation alone.
Giving strong advice (or any advice) is often avoided in this litigation assembly line by giving client’s recommended options which they have to navigate and decide between on little more than instinct.