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Constantine Law expands Employment Practice with recruitment of Catherine Wilson as Partner



June 4th, 2024: Constantine Law, the consultant-led “agile” employment and regulatory specialist law firm has recruited a new partner, Catherine Wilson, to its growing employment team. The appointment takes Constantine Law to a headcount of 14 partners and a total of 20 fee earning staff - including 11 specialist employment partners.

 

Catherine joins Constantine Law having previously been Partner and Head of the Employment team with Eversheds, Squire Saunders and, most recently, Keebles in Sheffield.  Catherine was also Director of Legal Services at employment law consultancy Ellis Whittam (now Worknest), running their 60 strong employment team since 2016, based in Chester, Glasgow and home working. She managed the opening of the Glasgow office in February 2017 including recruitment and induction of lawyers and support staff.

 

Catherine has a well-established name in employment law and covers the full remit of both contentious and non-contentious advice. She has been described in Chambers & Partners as “a Fine Performer“ and has a track record of providing high quality legal services to both corporate and high net worth private clients.

 

She has acted for a wide variety of clients in a wide range of private and public sectors. Most recently she has been advising clients in retail, recruitment and head-hunting businesses; charities and not for profit organisations; manufacturing and logistics and rural estates and agri businesses.  Catherine continues to advise a number of high-net-worth individuals on family office issues and senior executive severances. She is also a former barrister and has particular expertise in advocacy, discrimination and whistleblowing as well as corporate restructures and redundancies.

 

Recent experience includes:

 

  • Advising a leading retailer and furniture manufacturer on a 10-day mutli disability and age discrimination Employment Tribunal scheduled for hearing in January 2025;

  • Ongoing advice to a multinational engineering business on a multi-site closure and associated Trade Union consultations; and

  • Advising Scottish rural estate on implications of Agricultural Wages Board recommendations and complex disability and related housing claims.

 

Catherine also has significant experience as a speaker and writer on a range of employment matters for a range of external organisations and publications, including CLT,  Sirius Search, Pratap Partners,   Association of Colleges, UKTI, CBI , Lexus Nexus, People management and IBA Global Insight.

 

Commenting on the new appointment, Managing Partner John Hayes said, “We warmly welcome Catherine to the firm. Her wide-ranging experience brings added depth and gravitas to our growing employment team. She joins us hot on the heels of the arrival of employment partner Fiona Hewitt and new solicitor, Emma Dunbar who joined in April. Our ability to recruit partners of such calibre illustrates the attractions of working for a progressive, collegiate firm like ours without the fixed costs and targets of many firms. Our lawyers have the freedom to work and develop their work in a way that suits them best.

 

“This blend of experience, depth and agility sets us apart from other firms and we are looking to continue to hire highly rated employment and regulatory lawyers to further develop our business.”


For further information, please call.


John Hayes

Managing Partner

Constantine Law Limited

T: 0203 696 8230

M :07769-137176


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