Kate has a wealth of experience advising on all aspects of employment law, contentious and non-contentious. A typical week frequently includes advice on a sensitive grievance, taking steps in litigation relating to breach of restrictive covenants or in the defence of an Employment Tribunal claim, drafting complex contractual provisions, negotiating a board level exit and advising on a corporate reorganisation including an outsourcing.
Drafting restrictive covenants and litigation relating to their enforcement, particularly in team moves, are key aspects of Kate’s practice. 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 contract negotiation, bonus disputes and team moves. Clients come from a variety of sectors including financial services, insurance, leisure, technology and shipping.
Recognised as a leader in her field by Chambers UK and as a leading individual by The Legal 500, 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.
"Huge breadth and depth of experience (… ) always goes the extra mile"
Chambers Global 2016