Meet our team / Katherine Sinclair

Katherine Sinclair

Legal director

Legal director in the employment and pensions team

Katherine is a legal director in the employment and pensions team, advising organisations across all sectors on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues, as well as business immigration. Katherine leads our employment work in the social housing and education sectors and also specialises in advice to charity clients. She is pragmatic in her advice and always looks at the big picture. Her aim is to deliver client-focused solutions in a straightforward way and is known for getting the job done.

Katherine’s recent experience includes advising on employment status issues and IR35 implications, trade union disputes and whistleblowing allegations and carrying out sensitive investigations. She regularly advises on complex restructures and redundancies, equality issues, discrimination challenges and tribunal litigation. Katherine supports clients with challenging TUPE issues, most recently on a housing stock transfer and a merger and has considerable experience with difficult employee relations issues and negotiating the exits of senior executives. She enjoys tribunal advocacy and presents seminars and bespoke training on employment law issues for clients and interested parties.

Her business immigration experience includes advising a health and care sector organisation on its response to the Home Office to successfully overturning a decision to suspend its sponsor licence. Katherine also advises on sponsor licence applications, preventing illegal working and the health and the care worker visa. Other experience includes advice to education clients on skilled worker sponsorship issues and faith-based organisations on sponsorship of Ministers of Religion and temporary religious workers.

My specialisms

  • Employment law
  • Education
  • Tribunal claims
  • Discrimination
  • TUPE

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