Katie is an experienced advisor in UK employment and discrimination law and is qualified in Scotland, England and Wales.

She provides businesses with commercially focussed and strategic advice on the full range of employment law matters, including employment litigation. Katie also writes and presents regularly on employment law developments, as well as providing bespoke training to clients. Katie writes regularly on employment law developments and provides bespoke training to clients. Katie is also a regular speaker at employment law events including for the Law Society of Scotland and Central Law Training.

Katie is an Accredited Specialist in employment law with the Law Society of Scotland, and is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association.

  • Advising a UK airline on employment disputes, including allegations of sex discrimination
  • Advising a global sports governing body on the application of equalities law to its rules and structures
  • Advising an international banking institution on a large FCA investigation into a rogue trading incident
  • Advising an energy company on a large restructuring involving multi-site collective redundancy consultation
  • Advising an international mining corporation on its acquisition of businesses cross multiple jurisdictions, involving c.3,000 employees
  • Acting for an investment bank in respect of a High Court injunction to protect its confidential information
  • Advising a technology company on a board dispute, including the departure of the CEO
  • Advising a global drinks brand on a UK restructuring exercise and a joint venture
  • Advising senior executives on personal employment matters

What others say...

Katie Russell regularly advises clients on a range of significant employment issues, including senior executive exits, TUPE transfers, redundancy issues and sex discrimination claims. Clients say that she 'pairs an excellent legal brain with great pragmatism. She is very responsive and she thinks around a problem to ensure the best solution is found.'
Chambers UK 2020