Catherine Daw > Brachers > Maidstone, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Employment and HR


Partner and Head of Employment and HR


Catherine is a Partner and head of Brachers’ Employment and HR team.

She has more than 20 years’ experience in employment law and joined Brachers on qualification in 1999. She became a Partner in 2003.

Catherine specialises in:

Catherine has a reputation for providing clear, practical and client-focused advice. She has maintained long-standing client relationships and works closely with clients to meet their strategic aims.

She is also an engaging speaker, who regularly hosts webinars and provides training on all aspects of employment law, as well as strategic and decision-making models.


Lawyer Rankings

South East > Public sector > Public sector

Praised for its successful representation of NHS trusts and having ‘the highest standards of customer care‘, Brachers‘ multidisciplinary education, employment and healthcare team leverages the firm’s commercial property and planning teams, and is equipped to deal with the whole range of work in the public sector. Co-head Ash Jilani focuses on primary care property matters, while fellow co-head and healthcare expert Catherine Daw is praised by clients as ‘an outstanding employment lawyer’. Co-head Colin Smith and Abigail Brightwell are further key contacts for employment related matters.

South East > Employment > Employment: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Led by the firm’s healthcare sector and data protection head Catherine Daw, who specialises in collective issues and employment tribunal litigation, the employment team at Brachers in Maidstone regularly advises clients in the education, manufacturing, automotive and healthcare sectors on employment advisory and litigation work. Colin Smith is an expert in TUPE matters and manages reorganisations for international businesses. Abigail Brightwell is another key lawyer who regularly advises on contract issues, restructurings, senior exits and employee tribunal claims.