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DAC Beachcroft LLP

Work 0117 918 2000
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7846 BRISTOL 1

Katy Horner

Work 0117 918 2082

Work Department

Employment and pensions group.


Katy advises employers on operational and strategic HR issues. She provides practical advice to clients on all aspects of complex reorganisation/restructuring programmes. She works closely with clients on the implementation of redundancy exercises, including providing advice on consultation with trade unions, the election of employee representatives and procedural issues. Katy also advises and represents clients in high-profile and high-value claims for unfair dismissal and disability, and race and sex discrimination. Katy regularly provides training on a variety of employment matters, as well as providing in-house training for clients.


Trained Cartwrights; qualified 2001; solicitor Mills & Reeve; solicitor Bevan Ashford (now Bevan Brittan LLP) 2003, associate Bevan Brittan LLP 2005; associate Beachcroft LLP (now DAC Beachcroft LLP) 2007, partner 2009 to date.


Law Society; ELA.


University of Liverpool (LLB); College of Law, Chester.

South West: Public sector


Within: Health

DAC Beachcroft LLP advises on high-level strategic work including ACO development, joint ventures, Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and governance. The firm acts for more than 300 NHS bodies and also private insurers and healthcare providers. It has recently dealt with cases involving outsourcing projects, defence of negligence claims, withdrawal of treatment applications and employment issues involving TUPE and age discrimination claims. The firm recently acted for a private mental healthcare provider in the acquisition of a provider of integrated care that owned specialised hospitals for patients with disabilities and mental health issues. This involved advising on complex and strategic issues such as due diligence, reorganisation and consolidation. Corinne Slingo leads the team and specialises in regulatory CQC work related to registration, inspection preparation and ratings issues. Health sector head Nigel Montgomery focuses on group actions and catastrophic injury work. Rachel Roberts-Jenkins is adept at handling clinical negligence claims, and Simon Perkins deals with medical malpractice issues and clinical negligence claims such as those relating to ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Katy Horner specialises in providing HR advice and advice on reorganisation, redundancies and consultation with trade unions. Hannah Volpe deals with catastrophic claims and is experienced in dealing with hospital acquired infection cases. Sara Woods was promoted to senior associate and Alison Martin, Jessica Major and Vanessa Taylor-Byrne were all promoted to legal directors. Jonny Landau joined as partner from RadcliffesLeBrasseur and focuses on regulatory matters.

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