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SOMERFIELD HOUSE, 59 LONDON ROAD, MAIDSTONE, KENT, ME16 8JH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01622 690691
Fax:
Fax 01622 681430
DX:
4806 MAIDSTONE-1
Email:
Web:
www.brachers.co.uk

Catherine Daw

Tel:
Work 01622 655291
Email:
Web:
www.brachers.co.uk
Brachers

Work Department

Employment

Position

Partner and Head of Employment 

Expertise

  • Employment law and HR advice
  • Employment Tribunal Claims, particularly high value discrimination complaints
  • Advice on restructuring and redundancy
  • Collective issues including trade union maters
  • Complex disciplinary issues
  • Advice to healthcare organisations including NHS trusts

Career

Catherine qualified with Rowley Ashworth (now part of thompsons) in 1999. She joined Brachers in June 1999 and was made partner in 2003. 

Catherine works with employers, particularly those in the healthcare and manufacturing sectors, giving strategic and day-to-day advice to HR teams and representing clients in relation to complex employment tribunal claims, particularly complaints of discrimination and those connected with whistle-blowing.

Member

The Law Society

Employment Lawyers’ Association

Education

Lutterworth Grammar School – Leicestershire

Brunel University – LLB hons

College of Law – Guildford - LPC


South East: Human resources

Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Brachers provides an all-round service to its healthcare, leisure and  manufacturer clients and has a notable list of automotive and aerospace industry clients. It operates a specialist human resources consultancy, Kent HR, in addition to handling Tribunal and High Court litigation. Team head Catherine Daw provides the healthcare expertise in addition to serving clients in areas such as aerospace and Antonio Fletcher, who is part of the agricultural team, handles restructures, TUPE transfers and employee disputes. Fellow partner Colin Smith has similarly broad expertise including collective redundancy programmes.

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South East: Public sector

Education

Within: Education

Brachers acts for a wide range of schools and further education colleges, including specialist institutions such as SEN schools. The team includes lawyers from several departments across the firm, particularly the employment, corporate and commercial and commercial property groups. Bill Butler heads the team and is a key contact for real estate matters, including the real estate aspects of academy conversions. Head of employment Catherine Daw is also a key figure in the multidisciplinary practice.

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Health

Within: Health

Brachers is known for its work with NHS trusts, particularly regarding inquests. John Sheath is the key contact for inquests and claims, often representing trusts and other providers without counsel. The firm also offers a substantial primary care practice, advising on new developments, as well as issues surrounding retirements in the single-handed GP sector. Commercial property specialist Ash Jilani leads the primary care team and Catherine Daw  heads the employment offering.

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