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An expert in all areas of employment law, contentious and non-contentious, Kate’s clear and commercial advice and track record in delivering objectives are valued by clients. Kate’s specialisms include strategic board level advice, corporate reorganisation, sensitive exits, complex drafting, dispute handling and taking steps in litigation in relation to an Employment Tribunal claim.

Kate is also a leading practitioner in the field of restrictive covenants and team moves. With Selwyn Bloch QC of Littleton Chambers, she co-authors the leading text on employee competition (Brearley and Bloch: Employment Covenants and Confidential Information published by Bloomsbury).

Kate’s work has a strong international element. Her clients include international companies, both listed and private, LLPs and charities. She also acts for CEOs and senior employees on a range of employment issues including contract negotiation and bonus disputes. Clients come from a variety of sectors including financial services, insurance, leisure, technology and shipping.

Recognised as a leader in her field by the legal directories, Kate has strong analytical skills and is known for giving practical advice and delivering creative solutions.

Kate is a CEDR accredited mediator and a former barrister.