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Kathryn Dooks

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Kemp Little LLP

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Employment Partner


Kathryn is a partner who helps technology and digital media companies to manage HR risk. She provides strategic and day-to-day HR advice; helps companies to establish a presence in the UK; assists companies to protect their businesses from departing employees; conducts litigation; and advises on: executive hires and terminations, outsourcings and M&A activity, TUPE, working time, discrimination and whistleblowing issues. Her clients range from international listed companies to early stage businesses.

In recent years, Kathryn has worked on a number of high profile disputes regarding the application of the Working Time Regulations to holiday pay, particularly in the aviation sector. She also has a particular focus on the application of TUPE in outsourcing projects. She has written articles on the impact of Artificial Intelligence and robotics on the workplace and is regularly quoted in HR publications such as Personnel Today.

She joined Kemp Little after working at international law firm Clifford Chance.


Kathryn is chair of the HR Committee for Tech UK, the industry’s representative body.


MA from Cambridge University.

London: Human resources

Employment: employers and senior executives

Within: Employment: employers and senior executives

Kemp Little LLP 'ticks all the boxes for technology sector clients' and is also active in the financial services, fintech and airline sectors; clients include Accenture, Buzzfeed, Japan Airlines and Western Digital. David Williams heads up the practice, which also counts Marian Bloodworth and Kathryn Dooks as key practitioners; clients praise Bloodworth as 'an outstanding lawyer with superb judgment and tactical acumen' and single out Dooks' 'responsiveness and industry knowledge'. Dooks recently assisted UK Broadband with the employment elements of its sale to Hutchison 3G.

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London: Transport


Within: Travel

Kemp Little LLP is focused on the TMT sector, and it is regularly instructed by travel sector clients on commercial, technology, IP, employment and corporate mandates. It advises SITA on patent and trade mark matters. TripAdvisor, and Japan Airlines are clients. Team head Calum Murray advises on the contractual and regulatory aspects of digital services, content and underpinning technology development, acquisition and implementation. Emma Wright leads on telecoms, infrastructure and cybersecurity work and Kathryn Dooks has an aviation sector focus.

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