Catriona provides employment law support on both contentious and non-contentious matters to UK-wide and international clients across a range of sectors, including construction, hotels & leisure, financial services and energy.
Over the last couple of years, Catriona has developed a particular interest in the ESG agenda from a people perspective. She speaks and writes regularly on topics such as diversity & inclusion, the importance of ESG in retracting and retaining talent and the role of HR in driving the ESG conversation.
More generally, Catriona advises employers on all aspects of the employment lifecycle and is recognised for her ability to give clear, practical advice on both day-to-day (for example industrial relations, disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancy) and more niche employment law matters (for example positive action and clash of rights). She works closely with clients on all aspects of business change, including both UK and international restructures and regularly advises on TUPE. This breadth of experience means she is adept at advising clients of all sizes, from large multi-national clients to start-up clients through the CMS equIP programme.
She is a versatile litigator, noted by the Legal 500 for her experience in representing clients at the employment tribunal. She has defended employment tribunal claims covering topics from unfair dismissal, discrimination (including disability, sex, religion & belief), whistleblowing and breach of contract and ranging from high value claims brought by senior individuals to union-backed mass claims for equal pay and holiday pay.