Kate’s Latest Podcasts

Kate meets with top legal experts on topical and relevant subjects, to provide extra insights and in depth explanations. Call today for a chat with Kate Lawson Specialist Employment Law Solicitor and HR Adviser on 01892 516 216 or email katelawson@elementlaw.co.uk.

Long-Term Health Conditions and potential Disabilities, including Long Covid

In this podcast from Element Law, Kate Lawson talks with Helen Vals-Russell of Ergocom Vocational Rehabilitation Services about the key steps for employers to take in relation to employees’ suffering long-term health conditions.  Kate and Helen consider employer’s obligations and risks in relation to disabled employees, and discuss the topical new condition Long-Covid and when this may amount to a disability.

Changes to the IR35 Rules

In this podcast from Element Law, Kate Lawson talks with Sean Rustrick of the accounting firm Rustrick & Co about the new ‘IR35’ rules which from April 2021 will impact medium and large businesses which use the services of individuals through their personal service companies.

Mental Health and WFH

In this podcast from Element Law, Kate Lawson talks with Jenny King, HR Consultant from Iroko Consulting, about key considerations in relation to the mental health of homeworkers.

The Tribunal Process

In this podcast Kate explores the key elements of the employment tribunal process, addressing some of the most frequently asked questions from employees considering taking their employers to tribunal, employers defending claims in a tribunal hearing and witnesses.

Redundancies & Settlement Agreements

In this podcast Kate explains the essential aspects of a redundancy programme, and what is involved in completing a settlement agreement. A must-listen for anyone facing redundancy.

News & Updates from Element Law

  • NED’s personally liable for whistleblowing dismissal

Webinar: Team Cohesion, Grievances and Mental Health: Review and Reflection

Webinar Team Cohesion, Grievances and Mental Health: Review and Reflection Date           16 May 2024                                              Time           12:30 to 13:30                                   Location    Zoom RSVP             Please email katelawson@elementlaw.co.uk Many businesses are receiving an increased [...]

  • Fair Employment

New Law Alert : April 2024!

April 2024 brings with it many changes to HR and employment legislation. For those who were able to join me at our Employment Law Update webinar on 13 March 2024, this is a reminder of [...]

Significant Changes to Holiday Rules from 2024

On 8 November 2023 the government finally responded to its consultation on reforms to the Working Time Regulations 1998, and at the same time published draft regulations which have been laid before Parliament. The proposed [...]

ICO and ACAS Updates on Sickness Absence

There have been two developments relating to sickness absence matters over the summer: ACAS has updated its Guidance on Sickness Absence which you can view here:  ACAS Sickness Absence Guidance The ACAS Sickness Absence Toolkit [...]

More about Kate Lawson

Kate Lawson – Director

Kate, our sole fee-earner, is an experienced employment solicitor, having qualified in 2001. She has been assisting employers and employees with a wide range of employment law and HR issues since qualification.

Kate completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in South Africa, at the University of Natal, before obtaining her post-graduate legal qualifications in England at Guildhall University and BPP Law School. She qualified following a training contract at Clarkson Wright & Jakes. Kate worked at Cripps in Tunbridge Wells and ThomasMansfield in London, before becoming sole director and fee-earner of Element Law in 2012.

Kate focuses solely on employment and HR law and related issues, and has helped hundreds of clients, from employers undertaking redundancy and restructure exercises, to defending claims for employers in relation to unfair dismissal, discrimination and transfers on business sale or purchase, to employees facing grievance and disciplinary situations, wishing to negotiate exit packages and bringing claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination.

Kate’s hourly rate from 1 February 2020 is £250 plus VAT. A fee estimate will be given for each case. We also offer annual retainer schemes for businesses.

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