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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Katie Russell

Katie Russell



  • Employment
  • Business of Sport

WSG Practice Industries


WSG Leadership

Employment and Labor Group
Women's Professional Forum Group

Katie is an experienced advisor in UK employment law. She is dual qualified and has over six years' City experience. She advises on a broad range of matters, from ad-hoc HR queries and redundancy exercises to pension scheme closures and high value bonus claims. She also regularly advises on corporate reorganisations, outsourcings, acquisitions and disposals, and has particular expertise in the financial sector.

Admitted in Scotland and England and Wales.

Areas of Practice

Business of Sport | Employment


Regulatory References: What’s New Under Senior Manager and Certification Regime?
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, February 2019

As the date draws closer for implementation of the Senior Manager and Certification Regime (SMCR) across asset management firms, HR’s attention is turning to the impact of the new regime on regulatory references...

Enforcing Restrictive Covenants Against Scottish Employees
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, September 2018

Restrictive covenants seek to limit the ability of employees, typically senior ones, to work or carry out certain actions for a specific period after their employment is terminated. They are notoriously difficult to enforce because a court’s starting point is that they are an unenforceable restraint of trade, unless they are shown to be necessary to protect the employer’s business...

Tackling the Gender Pay Gap
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, August 2018

All employers who were required to publish a Gender Pay Gap Report1 for the financial year 2017-2018 have now done so. A report published by the UK Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee2 has confirmed that 78% of organisations have gender pay gaps that favour men, and that the national gender pay gap median is around 18%. The picture is worse in certain sectors, where it was found that gender pay gaps of over 40% were “not uncommon”...

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