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Catherine Daw

Partner

Catherine works with employers, particularly those in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, giving strategic and day-to-day advice to HR teams and representing clients in relation to complex employment tribunal claims, particularly complaints of discrimination and those connected with whistle-blowing.

Expertise

  • Advice to healthcare organisations including NHS trusts
  • Employment law and HR advice
  • Employment Tribunal Claims, particularly high value discrimination complaints
  • Advice on restructuring and redundancy
  • Collective issues including trade union maters
  • Complex disciplinary issues

Memberships

  • The Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers’ Association

Appointments & Rankings

  • Named as a “Leader in the Field” by Chambers and Partners
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 2014 and Chambers 2015

Profile

Catherine joined Brachers in 1999 and became a Partner in 2003. She now leads the Employment and HR team and has a reputation for providing clear, practical and client focussed advice.

Catherine has maintained long-standing client relationships and works closely with clients to meet their strategic aims. She has supported large organisations in managing extensive change programmes and work transfers and has supported the development of clients’ HR teams through the introduction of integrated document systems, bespoke training and supporting engagement initiatives.

“Our business recently experienced a number of different and sometime complex employment issues. Catherine Daw and her team have been excellent at guiding us through the minefield as well as being very efficient and effective in resolving claims. They are always a pleasure to deal with; simply put, they provide a great service.”

Michael Lent, Lexent Partners Ltd

Recent cases

  • Advising on a restructure exercise involving in excess of 400 staff.
  • Representing clients in relation to discrimination claims for race and sex discrimination/harassment where the amounts claimed exceeded £1m.

“Superb to work with - she is clearly very knowledgeable.”

Chambers UK 2017

Articles
11/01/17

Employers are urged to put mental health high on their agenda in 2017

We are urging employers to put mental health high on their agenda, along with our associated HR consultancy, Kent HR, which specialise in employment and HR matters and are co-sponsors of the 2017 Wellbeing Symposium. Read more

25/11/16

ACAS guidance on managing mental health at work

ACAS have published guidance on how to manage Mental Health at work. Read more

19/10/16

Employee benefits

How employee benefits can benefit your business as well as the employee. Read more

15/09/16

Collaborative Employment Law (‘CEL’)

Collaborative Employment Law (CEL) is a new service offered by a group of employment lawyers who are committed to working together to resolve employment and workplace disputes. Read more

31/08/16

Supporting business growth: Alternative labour arrangements

Businesses are increasingly seeing the benefit of labour arrangements which provide a degree of flexibility. What do employers need to know in order to protect their workers’ rights as well as protect themselves against potential claims? Read more

20/07/16

Anti-social media: How an ill-advised post can have serious consequences

Whilst it is sometimes entertaining to read about the latest celeb spat on Twitter, ill advised posts can have serious consequences. Read more

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Blogs
07/11/17

What can employers do to better support employees with mental health at work?

On 26 October 2017, an independent review, “Thriving at Work”, was published by Stevenson and Farmer Read more

15/08/17

Employee Wellbeing rising up the UK Agenda

Data has recently been collected on employee wellbeing programmes from 78 companies certified as Top Employers UK plus 1100 globally. Read more

24/02/17

Government responds to consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system

The government has published its response to the consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system this week. Read more

09/02/17

Draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting

The Government and ACAS have produced draft guidance on managing gender pay reporting, intended to help employers in complying with new gender pay gap reporting obligations under the Equality Act. Read more

07/02/17

Time off work to attend religious festivals – Discrimination or not?

The case in point is Gareddu v London Underground Ltd. Read more

23/01/17

Supreme Court offers little substantial guidance on reasonable adjustments duty

Supreme Court offers little substantial guidance on reasonable adjustments duty – FirstGroup Plc v Paulley [2017] Read more

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Publications
05/09/17

Get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is coming, the biggest change in data protection law in 20 years. Read more

25/07/17

Employment Law facts and figures 2017/18

A handy summary for employers and employees, containing the key facts and figures regarding employment law in the coming year. Read more

22/02/17

Workplace Wellbeing leaflet

Develop a thriving workplace to help your business grow. Read more

13/02/17

Employment Knowledge Hub Programme of Events - Spring 2017

Keep on top of the latest employment law changes and developments with our essential interactive seminars, discussion groups, workshops and training sessions for employers and HR professionals. Read more

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