Catherine often advises individual clients who are going through difficult circumstances at work, guiding them through disciplinary and grievance processes and, where appropriate, negotiating an exit. She also has experience assisting employer clients with complex cases, helping them to minimise the risk of litigation and reputational damage.
 

Catherine has acted for numerous corporate and charitable clients as well as high net worth and senior individuals, particularly those in the Financial Services sector. She also has experience acting for clients in the education and medical sectors and is able to manage highly sensitive cases.

Catherine studied English & Italian Literature at the University of Warwick, before completing the GDL and LPC. Prior to becoming a solicitor, she was an experienced Company Secretarial Assistant. She qualified as a solicitor in December 2018 and joined Kingsley Napley LLP in September 2019.

Since April 2018 Catherine has been a trustee of Central London Samaritans, a charity which provides confidential listening and emotional support services with a view to reducing the number of suicides in the United Kingdom.

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Catherine's employment law expertise

Employers

We support decision-making processes, ensuring that decisions are robust and where necessary defending them against challenge.

Executives

We assist our senior executive clients to understand their legal rights and duties, and to maximise their financial entitlements.

Disciplinary and grievance procedures, absence and performance management

Advising in relation to disciplinary and grievance procedures is one of our core areas of employment law expertise.

Discrimination claims

We have a wealth of experience of discrimination law in relation to complex and high value discrimination, harassment and diversity matters.

Employment contracts, policies and procedures

We help employers to ensure they have the right contractual provisions, policies and procedures in place to protect their business interests.

Employment disputes and litigation

Litigation and disputes are fundamental to what we do. We have years of experience acting in the most complex and challenging employment disputes.

Restrictive covenants and team moves

We are widely known for giving practical advice to clients dealing with matters in the workplace, Employment Tribunal or High Court.

Terminations and settlement agreements

We have vast experience advising on terminations and settlement agreements and have a proven track record of achieving optimal outcomes.

Transactions, redundancies, restructurings and outsourcing

We regularly deal with the employment aspects of transactions including share sales, business transfers and outsourcings.

Contact Catherine

+44 (0)20 7814 1246

cbourne@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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