Katharine Ryder Richardson
Katharine qualified as an employment lawyer in 2009 with a top London law firm, specialising in corporate and commercial clients. Post-qualification Katharine has worked in private practice and as an in-house employment lawyer and has worked across a range of sectors.
Katharine is based in London and provides advice to businesses and charities on all of their employment law needs, with particular focus on the employment lifecycle and employee relations issues.
Katharine understands how hard it can be to manage difficult situations at work, both where a situation involves just one or two employees and also where a change to a business will affect a number of employees. She recognises that personalities often play as big a part as the legal requirements. Katharine is approachable and non-judgmental and will provide clear and understanding advice on how to manage or approach any situation that has arisen in the workplace.
At all times Katharine ensures that her advice is kept to the point, easy to follow and mindful of the need to keep costs to a minimum.
Katharine is experienced in advising on all aspects of employment law. She has particular expertise advising employers on how to manage every stage of the employment lifecycle including on recruitment and hiring, making changes in the workplace, managing employee issues, carrying out workplace procedures and managing exits.
Typical work carried out by Katharine includes:
- Advising on disciplinaries, grievances, capability issues, managing sickness absence and disability in the workplace.
- Drafting terms of employment, consultancy agreements and directors’ service agreements.
- Creating bespoke HR documents including policies, procedures, contracts, employee handbooks and templates and scripts for HR advisers and managers to use to assist with managing employees.
- Training in-house HR departments and managers on understanding difficult areas of law and on how to approach staff with sensitive matters whilst complying with employment law rules.
- Advising on redundancies
- Negotiating Settlement Agreements
- Advising on employment law statutory and contractual rights
To be updated shortly