Kate Wyatt > Lindsays > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile

Lindsays
SEABRAES, 18 GREENMARKET
DUNDEE
DD1 4QB
Scotland

Work Department

Employment

Position

Kate is a Partner in the employment team and is based in Lindsays Dundee office. She has specialised in employment law since qualification and has advised both employers and individuals in a wide range of employment matters. 

Kate has worked with employer and employee clients from a variety of sectors. She has experience of acting for organisations in the life sciences, the higher education and independent schools sector, and for charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Kate has experience of bringing and defending discrimination claims, along with unfair dismissal and equal pay claims, and provides her employer clients with advice in relation to disciplinary and grievance matters, capability and conduct dismissals, redundancies and restructurings along with contract issues. She has also advised employees and employers on the application of the TUPE regulations.

Kate also advises senior employees, including in relation to negotiating contracts of employment and settlement agreements, and on post termination restrictions.

Career

Training contract with Allen & Overy in the City of London; solicitor with Mills & Reeve in Cambridge; associate solicitor with Miller Hendry in Perth and Dundee; joined Lindsays in 2014, becoming a partner in April 2016.

Memberships

ELA (Employment Law Association)

Education

LLB in English Law – King’s College London; Maitrise in French Law – University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne;  LLM in Employment Law – University of Leicester; Qualified via the transfer test in Scottish law in 2012.  Fluent French and Spanish.

Lawyer Rankings

Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Led by Alastair Keatinge, Lindsays acts for a wide range of prominent charities, including service providers, grant-making foundations and campaigning organisations. Its work covers advice on governance, OSCR compliance, constitutional reviews and reorganisations and restructuring matters. The department – particularly employment specialists Ben Doherty and Kate Wyatt– also frequently offers charity clients employment advice on staff negligence issues, executive removals, settlement agreements and TUPE guidance following mergers. Other core areas of focus for the group include charity law contracts, funding, commercial property matters and litigation. Consultant David Dunsire also provides key support in this space.