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Kathryn Fielder

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B P Collins LLP

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Employment and Business immigration


Senior associate


With a legal career spanning over two decades senior associate Kathryn Fielder has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience on contentious and non-contentious matters.

Acting for both employees and employers her particular focus is on maternity and parental rights, employee exits and discrimination.  Kathryn has also led teams in negotiating settlement agreements for multiple employees with total values of several million pounds against blue chip company employers and has recently begun advising companies in connection with business immigration matters.

Kathryn utilises her extensive experience to advice and represent clients' on internal compliance matters, in connection with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and other medical professional bodies. She recently concluded a professional compliance matter which had been running for over four years and successfully persuaded the relevant body to dismiss all the conditions of practice which had up to then been imposed on her client.




Employment Lawyers Association


Kathryn is a graduate from the University of Southampton and joined B P Collins LLP in 1988 soon after qualifying as a solicitor.

South East: Human resources

Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Next generation lawyers

Kathryn Fielder - B P Collins LLP

Within: Employment: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

B P Collins LLP's employment practice is 'a pleasure to work with; the team is well organised and its lawyers give clear, full instructions and work hard to develop relationships with clients'. It acts for a number of corporate clients and high-net-worth individuals on a range of employment matters, with notable strength in restrictive covenant matters. It also handles business immigration matters and focuses on issues arising from the automotive, IT, retail, manufacturing, construction and pharmaceutical industries. 'Outstanding' practice head Jo Davis advised Number 8 Group, which provides construction workers to construction companies, on a possible £100,000 tax levy by the Construction Industry Training Board arising from a change in the law, which involved an analysis of the law around employment status for the purposes of the levy. In another key mandate, senior associate Chris Brazier (who is 'organised, sharp and inspires confidence in his clients') represented TMD Technologies in an Employment Tribunal claim by one of its former senior managers alleging age discrimination and unfair dismissal. Other key figures include Kathryn Fielder, whose 'guidance and direction are impeccable, and who demonstrates sensitivity and compassion to clients'.

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Kathryn Fielder - B P Collins LLP

Within: Immigration

B P Collins LLP's immigration practice provides 'very good all-round service' and has 'great knowledge of the law, the client's business and the market generally'. Practice head Chris Brazier is singled out for providing advice that is 'straightforward and responsible'; he has wide-ranging knowledge of the points based system and sponsor licensing, among other business immigration matters, and also assists individuals. He is assisted by senior associate Kathryn Fielder, who has extensive experience in obtaining sponsorship licences as well as assisting sponsored employees with obtaining visas once their licence is granted. The practice's clients cover a range of sectors, with an emphasis on architecture, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail.

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