Kate Wyatt > Lindsays > Dundee, Scotland > Lawyer Profile
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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.
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.
ELA (Employment Law Association)
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.
Scotland > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit
Lindsays acts for several large charities including campaigning organisations, grant-making foundations and charitable trusts on governance structures, OSCR compliance and constitutional reviews. Led by Alastair Keatinge, the group is well-placed to handle employment-related advice through specialists Ben Doherty (who heads the employment team) and Kate Wyatt who is regularly instructed by third-sector clients on disciplinary and grievance matters, dismissals and contract issues. Compliance and governance matters are dealt with by consultant David Dunsire. The health and social care sector continues to be the main area of activity for the practice.
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