(ASSOCIATE - SOLICITOR)
Qualifying in 2009, Katie has over 10 years' experience working for leading and top ranked law firms, providing strategic advice on all aspects of employment law to a broad range of clients from private individuals to ‘Big Brand’ large international corporates, public sector clients, charities and local SME’s.
Having previously spent five years in a commercial role for a leading global IT Reseller, Katie is uniquely placed to provide pragmatic, solutions orientated legal advice.
Katie regularly speaks on employment law matters and undertake training for a variety of different organisations including charities, corporate entities across a range of industries, professional organisations and the CIPD.
She attended the University of Wales, Aberystwyth achieving a 2.1 LLB honours degree in law in 1999. Following University, she moved to Canada where she qualified as a Ski Instructor and spent two years ‘living the dream’ before returning to England to work as an Account Manager for Computacenter.
While at Computacenter, Katie attended the College of Law, Guildford on a part time basis, achieving a distinction in my legal practice course. She undertook her legal training at Clarkslegal LLP in Reading, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2009 specialising in employment law.
Following qualification, she worked at Doyle Clayton and Herrington Carmichael LLP, before joining Boyes Turner as an Associate Solicitor in 2020.
She is a member of the Employment Lawyer’s Association and Associate Member of the CIPD.
Areas of expertise
Katie has a particular interest and expertise in disability and sex discrimination, equal pay, employment status including the application of IR35, and complex commission and bonus claims. Clients (both corporate and individual) value her comprehensive technical knowledge, strategic input, and ability to ensure they feel confident and supported during what is often an intensely stressful process.
Recognised in the Legal 500 as a leading lawyer in the Thames Valley, Katie is described by clients as ‘technically excellent’, a ‘breath of fresh air’, with ‘knowledge that is second to none’, and with 'a grasp of strategic planning and management not common in other legal advisers'.