Kate is a senior employment law solicitor based at Thompsons' Nottingham office. She has particular experience in discrimination law, most notably disability, sex and race discrimination as well as equal pay.

As a member of Thompsons' training group, she contributes to training materials and guidance notes for internal and external use.

Kate has also been listed ‘Lawyer of the week’ by The Times. Click here to read more.

Experience

Kate has been involved in the following cases :

Williams and Jermin v Secretary of State for Transport [2011] - A ground-breaking Tribunal decision which found that claimants employed by the DVLA were doing work of equal value with male comparators in the Driving Standards Agency.

Secretary of State for Justice v Bowling [2011] UKEAT/0297/11/SM: The Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a female employee was not entitled to equal pay with a male comparator with more experience who started at the same time as her, but on a higher pay grade.

Eddie Stobart v Moreman and ors [2011] UKEAT/0223/11/ZT: The Employment Appeal Tribunal decided that, as as there was no identifiable "organised grouping" of workers before the transfer, there could not be a service provision change under the Transfer of Undertakings Regulations.

G Worrall and ors v William Dixon Partnership Ltd [2009] UKEAT/0250/09ZT: the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that a change in the law could remove a contract term that was in effect at the time of a TUPE transfer.

Expertise

Kate gives regular lectures to trade union representatives and activists on employment law issues both at events organised by Thompsons and in conjunction with a number of unions.

Background

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2001, Kate worked in private practice as an employment rights lawyer in the firm's commercial litigation and employment law department.

She joined Thompsons in 2004.

Client comments

"The thoroughness of your paperwork and case preparation will have been a significant factor in the outstanding result."

"Thank you for your professionalism, advice and for always being at the end of the phone when the chips are down!"