Kate is an associate in our employment team in Edinburgh.
She advises public sector clients, UK businesses and individuals from across the UK on a wide range of employment matters including unfair dismissal, TUPE and settlement agreements. She regularly represents clients in the Employment Tribunal.
Kate focusses on providing clear, practical advice to help minimise the amount of management time an employer has to spend dealing with employment issues. She understands that experiencing problems at work can be very stressful for individuals and in her role seeks to ease this stress wherever possible by providing clear and comprehensive advice which avoids legal jargon.
Kate is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and is on their pro-bono committee. Kate also volunteers at Edinburgh University's free legal advice clinic and is a tutor on the Diploma in Legal Practice at Edinburgh University.
She also reviews and prepares employers' handbooks, individual policies and contracts of employment. As part of her role, she also drafts settlement agreements for employers to offer employees and advises employers on having without prejudice settlement discussions with employees.
Kate also advises employers on the strength of any employment tribunal claim raised against them, drafts defences and can represent employers in an employment tribunal.
Public Sector expertise
Individuals and Families expertise
"Very efficient and helpful service which was during a difficult time while facing redundancy."
"Clear and helpful advice, extremely timely appointment and written guidance."
"Kate was recommended to me by friends who are also lawyers. She did a good job of ensuring I understood the legalities and technicalities with a strong attention to detail."
"Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Morton Fraser. Excellent service."