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Birketts LLP

PROVIDENCE HOUSE, 141-145 PRINCES STREET, IPSWICH, IP1 1QJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01473 232300
Fax:
Fax 01473 230524
DX:
3206 IPSWICH
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk

Catherine Johnson

Tel:
Work 01473 299174
Email:
Web:
www.birketts.co.uk
Birketts LLP

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner

Career

Catherine joined Birketts’ Employment Team in 2009 from an international City law firm. She specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment law advice for high profile clients predominately in the private sector. Catherine specialises in running projects whether that be a business Sale, Facilities Management, TUPE transfers, Harmonisation of Terms and Conditions and Contracts of Employment, large-scale Collective Redundancy Exercises, Reorganisations and Business relocations all on a National and International scale.

Digital Technology: Many of Catherine’s clients are in this space and she advises them on all aspects of employment law ensuring that the relevant organisation has the right foundations in place often after a rapid period of growth or an IPO.

Training: Catherine heads up our training division "Shaping Excellence", which delivers training to organisations far and wide on issues such as: Moving to a High Performance Culture, Managing Investigations, Managing Stress at Work, Equality and Diversity etc. These are offered on an in-house basis tailored to the relevant organisation. Delegates can be HR practitioners, FD's, the leadership team or managers and supervisors. All sessions are carefully designed to be fun, interactive and to suit all learning styles.

Of course Catherine advises on other issues as well such as restrictive covenants or settlement agreements (compromise agreements as was).such as restrictive covenants or settlement agreements (compromise agreements as was).

Member

Catherine is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA). She is also on the board of the Ipswich Chamber of Commerce and the Essex and Ipswich branch of the CIPD.


East Anglia: Human resources

Employment

Within: Employment

Birketts LLP fields a 'pragmatic and efficient' employment practice whose ‘service standards are exceptional‘. The ‘very down-to-earth, unflappableJeanette Wheeler ‘instils confidence‘ and leads the firm-wide practice from Norwich. Clients recommend her for her ‘breadth of knowledge and her common sense approach'. She recently assisted a client in the healthcare sector with an investigation into a senior staff member's conduct. Also in Norwich, the ‘very knowledgeable, friendly and approachableMatthew Newnham is praised for his ‘wonderful calm demeanour and his practical advice'. Investigations and Employee Relations Consultant Lorna Townsend leads the firm’s HR consultancy and investigations service, which focuses on employee relations. 'Thorough and pragmatic' associate Sam Greenhalgh and legal director Tom Sharpe are also recommended. In Cambridge, Abigail Trencher is the key contact. For a UK employer, she handled TUPE matters arising from a foreign acquisition. Senior associate Katie Harris-Wright is ‘very personable and easy to talk to; she takes the time to understand clients’ business'. Fellow senior associate Lottie Seaborn is ‘great to speak to and has a unique personal touch to her work'. Consultant Tim Tyndall is also recommended. Catherine Johnson  takes the lead in Ipswich, where senior associate Lisa Hayward specialises in share schemes.

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