Partner

Employment & Discrimination

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Partner

Employment & Discrimination

Expertise

Katy is an experienced lawyer, specialising in employment law and discrimination law.

She is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a Specialist in employment law, and separately, in discrimination law. She has been practising as a specialist in these areas since 2001.

Katy regularly advises clients on all areas of employment law. She regularly represents them in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

Katy has been recognised by the legal directives and has been ranked for employment law in Scotland since 2019.

Katy Advises

  • Employers in the engineering, marine, transport, logistics, construction, third sector, media and the Arts, professional services, retail, wholesale, healthcare, social care, food and drink, charity and education sectors and in local and national government.
  • Senior executives regarding complex issues.

Experience highlights

  • She has a particular interest in TUPE, collective bargaining, industrial disputes and whistleblowing.
  • She has advised at the highest level on industrial action, the strategic approach to try to resolve disputes as to terms of employment for collectively bargained employees.
  • She has successfully advised clients on strategy to minimise risk, and defended TUPE and collective redundancy protective award claims valued at hundreds of thousands of pounds.
  • She has advised large scale employers successfully in changing collectively bargained employment terms with no unfair dismissal or protective award claims made.
  • She has given strategic advice about managing grievances and acted for clients defending claims for age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, maternity, marital status and gender reassignment discrimination; whistleblowing detriment and dismissal.
  • She has conducted independent reviews into the circumstances of adverse tribunal decisions in discrimination and unfair dismissal claims.
  • She has advised on the conduct of high profile disciplinary, and whistleblowing procedures and successfully defended tribunal claims.

Career History

Previous Law Firms

  • Partner, Head of Employment Group, MacRoberts LLP until 2023
  • Associate, Senior Associate, MacRoberts 2001-2006
  • Associate, Miller Samuel & Company 1998-2001
  • Solicitor, Ross Harper 1996-1998
  • Trainee, Walker Laird 1994-1996

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de