Katherine SinclairSenior Associate
Senior Associate in the employment and pensions team.
I am a senior associate in the employment and pensions team, advising organisations in all our sectors on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. I lead the education work in the team and also specialise in advice to social housing and charities clients. I am pragmatic in my advice and always look at the big picture. My aim is to deliver client-focused solutions in a straight-forward way. I am approachable, friendly and known for getting the job done.
My recent experience includes advising on employment status issues and IR35 implications, trade union disputes and whistleblowing allegations and carrying out sensitive investigations. I regularly advise on complex restructures and redundancies, and also enjoy advising on equality issues and discrimination challenges and tribunal litigation. I also support clients with challenging TUPE issues - most recently on a housing stock transfer and a merger. I have considerable experience supporting clients with difficult employee relations issues and negotiating the exits of senior executives. I enjoy tribunal advocacy and present seminars and bespoke training on employment law issues for clients and interested parties.
In a challenging economic climate with continuing budget cuts and increasing expectations of staff, sickness absence remains an ongoing problem that is important to address.
The tribunal decision in the case of Scott v Chigwell School last week might cause school managers and bursars some sleepless nights as they process its ramifications.
It’s not often that the Government asks for more money and then offers to pay anyway! That is the situation when it comes to employer contributions to the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)...
Calculating holiday pay and entitlement is rarely a pleasure and almost always a chore! It would be wise to review the calculation of holiday pay for term-time workers.
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