Katie's practice spans employment, education and child protection law. She has advised schools on a number of sensitive child protection cases, as well as on regulatory compliance. Katie was a member of the Farrer & Co team which acted as Solicitors to the Independent Review by Hugh Davies QC into the criminal conduct of William Vahey with a particular focus on the school's child protection governance structures and the practice and procedures for reporting of concerns.
Katie's employment work covers a broad range of both contentious and non-contentious matters advising higher education institutions, individuals and businesses. She has a particular interest in advising schools and has experience working on a wide range of matters in this area, including pupil and staff disciplinary matters, examinations procedures, recruitment and vetting and discrimination.
Katie has also worked on a number of discrimination and equality act matters and is interested in long-term sickness absence and mental health in the workplace. Katie has written and spoken about these topics.
Katie has worked on and managed a number of tribunal claims for both employers and employees. These claims have varied significantly in value and length but have included claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing.
Katie advises senior executives on their contracts and strategy and has worked with a number of these executives following their suspension.
Katie speaks fluent French and Spanish and has co-written pieces for WorkLife comparing English and French employment law. Katie has also recently been on secondment at a Spanish firm in Madrid.