Kathy Halliday > VWV > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

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Kathy has over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer acting for a wide range of commercial clients and clients within the public sector and third sectors including housing associations, schools and charities. She has particular expertise in managing complex projects, including TUPE advice, large scale redundancies and restructurings; and tribunal litigation, including multi applicant claims and complex discrimination issues.

Meeting Your Needs

Kathy enjoys understanding her clients’ strategic priorities and approach to HR issues so the advice she provides ensures that these are met. She is known for her ability to deal with complex projects and litigation and the advice she provides is always pragmatic and clear.

What Others Say

Independent legal directories rank Kathy as a leading individual in the West Midlands (Legal 500) and as band 1 in Chambers and Partners. Chambers comments: ‘Kathy comes highly recommended for her expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters. One source enthused: “She is very, very strategic and will discuss our long-term aims and translate this into her advice.”


Kathy is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association and has been the Chair of a local Charity and Housing Association and a Governor of both an FE College and an Academy Trust.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Employment > Employment

(Hall of Fame)

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Jane Byford  and Kathy Halliday co-head the department at VWV, which focuses on three key sectors namely education and charities as well as helping its strong commercial client base on a whole host of employment matters. Byford has a wealth of experience of advising universities and FE colleges on employment and HR issues. Halliday is well-regarded for her advice on change management projects and on complex employment litigation.

West Midlands > Public sector > Education

A team with a ‘broad range of experience’, VWV‘s education practice covers a diverse range of fields, from corporate and IP issues in education, to advising schools and universities on governance and regulatory matters. ‘Really knowledgeable’ practice head Jane Byford has vast experience of handling matters for universities and colleges, with a notable specialism in employment litigation. Kathy Halliday routinely advises both independent schools and academy trusts, among others, while Sarah Webb addresses IP issues within the education sector. Jaime Hobday further strengthens the practice with particular expertise in charity governance. Morag Roddick joined the practice from Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in September 2022.