Kate Fox is a senior supervisor with the civil litigation team based in Thompsons Solicitors’ London office.
Kate has national responsibility for employment rights civil litigation throughout Thompsons in a range of practice areas. This includes tortious and contractual claims, defamation, data protection, copyright, commercial agency law and pension disputes.
Kate is responsible for organising and monitoring the effective performance of employment rights civil litigation at Thompsons and provides guidance on civil litigation matters throughout the firm.
Kate believes strongly in the power of collective action. Her main aims are to deliver first-class legal services to clients across a broad range of practice areas and enabling individuals to obtain access to justice.
Kate's case experience
Kate has a special interest in group litigation and was the lead solicitor in the Visteon multi-million pound group action brought in the High Court on behalf of former Ford employees concerning misleading statements about the security of transferring their pensions into the Visteon pension scheme.
She was also part of the team of solicitors representing Unite members who brought claims in conspiracy, misuse of private information and defamation relating to the “blacklisting” of construction workers from the 1970s to 2009.
She has successfully concluded mass litigation on behalf of members of the University and College Union and the Fire Brigades Union concerning wages deducted during strike action. She has represented a number of freelance workers in their claims for wrongful termination and defended senior trade union officers in defamation claims including to the Court of Appeal. She has experience of consumer claims having represented a number of claimants in the London Taxis International litigation.
Kate has been involved in a number of claims involving pension scheme changes; including indexation changes from RPI to CPI, the imposition of “non pensionability” agreements, scheme closures and claims concerning the withdrawal of early retirement provisions. She has successfully represented a number of clients in Pension Ombudsman complaints, including claims for permanent injury benefits, mental health officer status, chronic ill-health retirement and claims against administrators for the provision of misleading information concerning pension scheme entitlements.
Kate is currently representing a group of claimants in a complex High Court action concerning the adequacy of redundancy benefits provided by their former employer following a TUPE transfer. She is also acting for a group of claimants in a large scale breach of trust claim.
Association of Pension Lawyers
"Thank you so much for your help throughout the process. Very much appreciated. I will continue to support the union and all it stands for".
"Thanks again for believing this could be rectified and for the outstanding recommendation of waiting to use Kate Fox as she's, without doubt, the best lawyer I’ve met!"
"Such a relief to finally have closure. My best wishes to all of you, with thanks for your professionalism and for being so approachable. A relief to be able to put my trust in you and your colleagues with complete confidence"