Employment law update – December 2019
employment | 16.12.2019
I am a partner and head of the firm’s employment law team and work from our Richmond and Southampton offices. I advise clients on all aspects of employment law.
My clients range from large corporates to small companies. I also advise individuals including senior executives, directors and senior managers.
Whatever problem they are facing, my business clients know they can rely on us – whether it’s handling boardroom and shareholder disputes, the TUPE issues surrounding a merger, or helping to manage a major redundancy programme.
I, and the employment team, are always on hand to advise on difficult situations involving individual employees, including drafting and negotiating termination packages. Should these cases proceed to tribunal, clients know that they have the backing of one of the most formidable legal teams in the region.
I help ensure that clients are compliant with ever-changing employment regulations. I help them implement the right procedures and policies and make sure they are meeting their employer responsibilities.
I also advise individuals who are facing issues relating to their employment contract, restrictive covenants or redundancy. I advise them on boardroom disputes and provide assistance negotiating exit packages. I provide clients with clear and practical advice tailored to their situation and advise on the best course of action for them.
I lead a team of seasoned employment law experts with a depth of knowledge and experience across all employment-related matters. Our clients know that they are supported by a team of legal heavyweights.
Katherine absolutely gets it from our perspective. She offers guidance, without being in the slightest bit condescending. She is commercially aware and astute. Her expertise is instrumental in helping keep employee welfare at the forefront of our minds. Her updates are very helpful.
"Katherine absolutely gets it from our perspective. She offers guidance, without being in the slightest bit condescending. She is commercially aware and astute. Her expertise is instrumental in helping keep employee welfare at the forefront of our minds. Her updates are very helpful." Client
"Specifically in employment, Katherine Maxwell is an excellent and incredibly experienced team leader. Employment is a hugely important area to find optimal and balanced outcomes for all concerned, and Katherine is very good at simplifying legal context for businesses and providing possible solutions that are both commercial and fair." Client
"I always find her extremely approachable. She definitely takes the time to listen and understand the business. I find her highly professional. She has a very good approach with everything that she does. Her attention to detail is brilliant. She is very straight with her advice, which is tailored to the business and very understandable." Client
"I have found Katherine to be extremely impressive. She is very knowledgeable and experienced and has dealt with matters urgently and with great attention to detail. She is forthright in her views, but gives objective advice, which is sometimes not always welcome in a complex and difficult sector. We employ a lot of people and need to be sure we receive quality advice. I have enormous confidence in this highly intelligent lady." Client
"I have been massively impressed with the support she has provided. Katherine always brings clarity to a complex situation. I feel she listens to the situation and, through asking the right questions, manages to compartmentalise the issues, which means she can provide the right advice, guidance and steer. Katherine’s style is one of calmness. Her responses are always clear, and her advice balanced – I feel she is focused on making sure the right outcome is reached for both the company and any individuals involved." Client
"Very practical, a steady pair of hands and always mindful of the risk to the business" Legal 500
"Katherine Maxwell is excellent, knowledgeable, realistic and gives a really clear perspective. She understands the challenges of our industry and works to deliver our desired outcomes while making clear any risks." Client
"At Moore Blatch LLP, team head Katherine Maxwell has ‘particular expertise in TUPE’, Naomi Greenwood has a ‘shrewd, incisive brain’." Legal 500
"Head of department Katherine Maxwell is an employment specialist with expertise on boardroom and shareholder disputes, TUPE issues and redundancy programmes. Clients describe her as ‘approachable, down to earth, realistic and objective.’" Chambers and Partners
"Katherine is a genuinely lovely person and an all-round professional. She’s absolutely spot-on and deals with things very well." Client
"Katherine Maxwell is an excellent and totally reliable HR lawyer." Client
"Katherine Maxwell is experienced in handling boardroom disputes, TUPE and redundancy matters on behalf of both employers and senior employees. One client praises the way that ‘she is able to relate to us and make her advice very understandable – she takes stock of what our issues are and can distil that down to advice that’s clear and concise.’" Chambers and Partners
"Katherine Maxwell is praised for her ‘accessibility, intelligence and pragmatism,’ and for her ‘technical knowledge and practical solutions.’ She has wide-ranging experience, including in boardroom and shareholder disputes, termination matters and tribunal representation." Chambers and Partners
"Katherine Maxwell leads the team at Moore Blatch LLP and provides ‘commercial, pragmatic advice delivered on a timely basis’. Naomi Greenwood is also recommended." Legal 500
"She is a good and pragmatic employment lawyer with excellent knowledge and a creative thought process." Client
"She is good at getting to a solution. She is able to advise in an eloquent way, largely down to her taking interest in our work. She’s an absolute genius." Client
"She’s responsive and keeps on top of her case workload. We have confidence that the advice she gives can be relied on." Client
"The work was carried out in a timely and professional manner and the outcome was the best possible. I would recommend Katherine and the team to anyone." Client
"She is responsive, helps us interpret the law, presents options to us and guides us through risks." Client (sourced from Chambers and Partners 2020)
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