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Catherine Daw


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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


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