Caitlin specialises in all aspects of employment law representing both employers and claimants, including senior executives and trade unions in Employment Tribunal claims. She also provides legal advice in non-litigious contexts.
Caitlin has a strong practice in Court and Tribunal work with experience in strategic employment status disputes, disputes in relation to TUPE, claims arising in the context of large-scale redundancies, claims relating to blacklisting, unfair dismissal, and High Court injunction applications in relation to proposed industrial action.
On the advisory side, Caitlin also advises on a wide range of employment-related matters, from handling grievance and disciplinary procedures to senior executive exit strategies. For senior executives, she has advised on the negotiation of exit packages involving complex bonus and incentive schemes, disputes and investigations in contentious exits, and on restrictive covenants and team moves. As such, Caitlin is equally adept at advising employers and executives, understanding the perspective of both sides in a dispute or negotiation.
Separately, Caitlin has experience in supporting organisations, such as faith organisations and schools, in meeting their safeguarding obligations. In this respect her work includes providing safeguarding advice and training on how to create and maintain a safe organisational culture, as well as advising on the handling of safeguarding crises. Caitlin also contributes to thought leadership in this area, in particular the team’s guidance on developing and implementing a low-level concerns policy for organisations which work with children.
Caitlin regularly writes articles for the Employment team’s WorkLife blog and works pro bono in the Mary Ward Legal Centre’s employment law clinic. She is a member of the Industrial Law Society and the Employment Lawyers Association, the latter for which she works on a number of working parties.