• Profile:

    Catherine is a Partner and head of our Employment and HR team.

    She has more than 20 years’ experience in employment law and joined Brachers on qualification in 1999. She became a Partner in 2003.

    Catherine is ranked in the Chambers UK 2024 legal directory for Employment Law in the South of England. She was named as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in the Legal 500 2024 directory.

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    Catherine has a reputation for providing clear, practical and client-focused advice. She has maintained long-standing client relationships and works closely with clients to meet their strategic aims.

    She is also an engaging speaker, who regularly hosts webinars and provides training on all aspects of employment law, as well as strategic and decision-making models.

    Catherine is based in our Maidstone office.

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    • Catherine’s advice is extremely practical.

      Chambers & Partners 2024
    • Catherine Daw leads the team exceptionally well. Other highly regarded individuals include Colin Smith, who is extremely strong on collective employment work and Abigail Brightwell.

      Legal 500 2024
    • Catherine Daw is an outstanding employment lawyer who is fiercely bright, very committed to her clients and completely on top of the law.

      Legal 500 2024
    • She understands the business goal and is able to effectively translate law for all to understand.

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    • I found Catherine Daw at Brachers to be a first-class employment lawyer, her knowledgeable advice was clear and her pragmatic style greatly appreciated.

      Lee Camfield, Iceland Seafood International
    • 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
    • We are impressed with the Employment team’s sound advice and creative thinking. Their speed of response and ability to work closely in partnership with us is highly valued.

      Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
    • Catherine was the consummate professional. I never had to wait long for anything to be done and the manner with which she approached the entire process was brilliant. Calm, professional and empathetic.

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