Katherine has been an employment law specialist for ten years and a qualified lawyer since 2003. Formerly based in the Isle of Man, she moved to London in 2010 before relocating earlier this year to the local area where she has family connections. Drawing on her strong corporate/commercial background, Katherine’s practice focuses on advising employers on the full range of employment related issues including:
- terms and conditions, handbooks and policies;
- managing staff absence, disciplinary matters and grievance concerns;
- equality legislation and the implications for employers throughout the employment relationship;
- holidays, family leave and flexible working;
- pay and benefits;
- business transfers and restructuring;
- executive terminations;
- board appointments and service contracts;
- business protection following termination of employment (restrictive covenants and confidentiality)
As an additional core area of her practice, Katherine advises on data protection and GDPR compliance and is experienced in conducting audits, drafting policies/procedures and providing advisory services to businesses and other organisations. She holds an ISEB/BCS certificate and is currently updating her formal qualifications with a Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection to reflect her long term experience of providing advice to clients in this area of law.
Katherine graduated from Durham University (BA Hons) before undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Law and LPC at The College of Law (Chester). She was admitted to the Isle of Man Bar in 2003 and cross-qualified as an English solicitor in 2015. Katherine is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and speaks French and Spanish.