Katie Clark has significant experience advising on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Katie’s client base spans multiple business sectors and includes global corporations, financial institutions, FTSE 100 companies, manufacturing companies, service providers and start-ups.
Katie is noted for her commercial approach to assisting clients to deal with employment issues ranging from day-to-day employee relations, to negotiating public limited company (PLC) board director contracts and significant business restructuring. Katie has particular experience litigating complex employment disputes, including relating to team moves, restrictive covenants, discrimination and whistleblowing. Katie also advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including outsourcing deals and private finance initiative (PFI) projects, and has a thorough knowledge of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).
Katie regularly develops and delivers in-house and client training seminars.
Leader in her Field – Chambers UK 2012-2017. Katie is highly regarded for her “prompt, friendly but business-focused and solution-oriented approach.” She attracts acclaim for her responsive attitude and for providing « an excellent handle on each case, » and this is echoed by her skill in « articulating what clients need » to other relevant parties. Katie has been described as a « very effective » practitioner by sources, particularly for handling employment disputes and non-contentious issues. She is also described “as being ‘very responsive’ and for quickly getting to know the way clients think”
Legal 500 UK 2011-2014, 2016, 2017. Katie is described as pragmatic, ‘commercial and responsive’. ‘Katie impresses clients with her ability to « talk to different individuals in a very easy-to-understand manner. » She is described as “very knowledgeable, superbly responsive, and no-nonsense”. Katie is praised for her ‘direct, business-focused, sensible and realistic’ advice.
Employment Lawyers Association
College of Law, Guildford, 1995
Southampton University, Licence de droit, 1994
Barreau d’Angleterre et du Pays de galles, 1998
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