John is called our “Corporate Fixer.” – RP. Director, multi-million pound service company
“John won (what I thought) was an unwinnable case for me. He is like a fire and forget missile! He doesn’t take prisoners and I would hate to be on the other side! A veritable pit bull.” – K.B., Director , Engineering Company
“…the result speaks volumes. You have secured 92% of our claim in lightening fashion” – N.M, Managing Director , Electrical Contracting Company, Leicester
“I have to say thanks again for your excellent work, the relief at this point is huge! Can’t say enough, these things truly affect your life when your under financial pressure and unsure what to do…Our deepest thanks, you’ve been amazing.” – N.H., Managing Director , Construction company, Wimbledon
“I have always recommended all friend and colleagues to John and will continue to do so.” – N.K. Director / Owner , Recruitment Company
“Michael Gerard…carried out an adjudication…in October / November 2005 the adjudication came to a successful end for our company and we feel this was with the help of Mr Gerard’s experience and professionalism…I would not hesitate to recommend his services.” – K.S, Managing Director, Civil Engineering Company, Birmingham
“Following your intervention and knowledge of the construction and contract law this was satisfactorily settled and all our monies due were released and paid to ourselves” – Barry Jarvis, Managing Director, B. Jarvis Roofing Limited
“John, a token of my appreciate for your recent guidance and support. I look forward to the opportunity of working with you in 2018” – Director of a £multi-million turnover service company
“May I take this opportunity to thank you for your assistance in these matters – your prompt attention has proved most beneficial” – J.R, Managing Director , Specialist Contractor, Leicester
“An enthusiastic ‘can-do’ attitude and results driven, or tells you not to bother if [John] wouldn’t spend his money on it. Direct, honest, an asset for our business” – T.W, Director , Asset Based Investment Company

Cato Solicitors is a niche law practice with a formidable reputation in the areas of dispute resolution and construction law.

Please call us if you would like to join our national and international corporate client base and experience the methodology we use to give you an advantage over your opponent, together with our timely, relevant and practical advice. We have many years of experience successfully protecting our client corporations and decision makers from internal and external threats.

Our mission is to apply our highly experienced specialised skills to treat our client’s matters as if they were our own, providing a detailed objective analysis of the facts and application of the rules of law, so you have a clear view of your options and a clear advantage over your opponent.

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John Cato from Cato Solicitors

Meet John…

John Cato has been practicing litigation for 34 years and is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate allowing him to represent Clients in Court when appropriate.

John is instructed by other firms of commercial solicitors to deal with their complex litigation requirements.

John’s method is to review your position with you, using a formal methodology to give you the advantage.

Michael Gerard from Cato Solicitors

Meet Michael…

Michael is a practising solicitor and specialises in construction, engineering & contract law and professional negligence.

Michael is dual-qualified as a Chartered Builder and is also an accredited expert in the fields of quantum and planning.  Michael has a vast depth of experience in the construction & engineering industries.

His practice area covers both contentious and non-contentious matters for a wide range of clientele including employers, principal & specialist contractors, industry professionals, insolvency practitioners and residential occupiers.