Kate is head of practice development for the award-winning employment team at leading UK independent law firm, Burges Salmon LLP.
Having gained wide experience as a practising employment lawyer earlier in her career, Kate now focuses on developing initiatives for the team’s HR and in-house legal clients and on client relationship management. Projects have included extensive work on keeping clients and the wider HR community up to date on employment law issues as they developed throughout the Covid pandemic and more recently on sharing market insights in relation to how employers were supporting their employees through the cost-of-living crisis.
A key part of Kate’s role is to get to grips with the latest employment law trends and themes and how they influence HR strategy and thinking. Kate regularly speaks and writes on these issues. Areas of particular interest currently include AI and the role for HR, hybrid working and how employment law might (radically) change shape if a Labour government comes to power. Kate has recently been published in the HR Director and also recorded a podcast earlier in the year with XpertHR on AI and the implications for HR professionals. You can read Kate’s latest blogs here.
Kate has recently been invited to join the Law Society’s Employment Law Committee and is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and the Industrial Law Society.