Kate Johnson
      • Kate Johnson
      • Solicitor - Head of Employment
    • Contact

      • 01827 317063
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    • Departments

    • Address

      • Etchell House, Etchell Court,
      • Bonehill Road,
      • Tamworth,
      • Staffordshire,
      • B78 3HQ
      • 01827 317070
      • 01827 317080

Kate Johnson

Solicitor - Head of Employment

Kate Johnson is a Solicitor who works within our specialist employment law team which is recognised in the Legal 500 of leading law firms.

Having graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2012 with a Law degree, she went on to complete her LPC at the University of Law, Birmingham in 2014.

Whilst at national firm Irwin Mitchell, she qualified as a Legal Executive and led a team of paralegals within the Employment division.

Kate provides tailored employment law advice to individual and company clients on wide ranging contentious and non-contentious matters. Kate has particular knowledge and experience relating to claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, employment status and whistleblowing. Kate offers day to day advice on disciplinary and grievance issues, drafting contractual and policy documentation, as well as representing clients throughout Employment Tribunal proceedings and litigation.

Kate works closely with each of her clients in order to obtain and achieve positive and practical outcomes.

Recent Highlights

Successfully represented a Senior Executive of an international corporation relating to a sham redundancy. Kate secured a favourable settlement in the sum of £170,000 without the need for issuing proceedings in the Employment Tribunal.

Acted for an Accountancy firm and successfully defended vexatious claims bought by the Claimant for disability discrimination.

Successfully acted for an individual who bought claims for unfair dismissal and discrimination on the grounds of her pregnancy and maternity leave. Kate was successful in obtaining a favourable settlement for the client without the need to proceed with the seven day final hearing.

Acted for a client who bought claims of harassment and discrimination arising from her menopause whereby a positive settlement was reached.

Kate may be contacted on 01827 317063 or kjohnson@pickerings-solicitors.com

Kate is recommended in The Legal 500 2022.

‘Extremely professional and quick to respond to queries. Pricing structure was clearly explained. Kate Johnson was a joy to deal with. She listened to the issues that I presented to her and responded with solutions. She was professional and very efficient in her response to my queries. Her explanation of the process and procedures was clarified clearly and concisely. I was extremely satisfied with the financial result and conclusion to my issue’.

What clients say about Kate:

Thank you Kate it has been pleasure working with you too under these circumstances, without your expert help I don’t think I would have achieved the results I got, so thank you again.

TM August 2021

I'd like to express my appreciation and gratitude for your professional and competent service, provided in a friendly and thorough manner.

MD August 2022

Thank you so much for your support, advice and ultimately a positive result. Professional service with a friendly smile. If only all people in business were like you.

AG July 2022

Dealing with Kate and the whole team at Pickerings was so professional during a difficult period.They were very aware of it and handled my case fast and efficiently. Thank you!

KP May 2022

Efficient, practical and caring advice - Kate Johnson was a very supportive and friendly advisor, who also had the case law and legal knowledge to give very good advice. I would recommend her to anyone having issues with their employer and wanting to get practical, workable solutions or resolutions in a timely manner.

Karen 20 April 2022

This is the second time I have used Kate- I would again if in a similar situation - highly recommended.

PL April 2022

Kate & Lisa were extremely supportive, informative and professional. My case was dealt with swiftly and without delay. I would 1005 recommend Kate @Pickerings and thank them wholeheartedly for bringing my case to a swift close.

JB April 2022

'Kate Johnson of Pickerings Solicitors built an excellent client relationship with me which made working together a pleasure. The conclusion of the settlement was mainly down to the good advice I received and the outcome was very positive.'

AL Jan 2022

'So thanks to you, a relatively straight forward employment dispute that literally destroyed a 50-something year old, established sales executive's career, has been dealt with, buried, and to the complete satisfaction of a genuine claimant. Kate, you are a very real asset to Pickerings, as I am sure they are already aware.You are the right person, in the right place, doing the right thing for ordinary people.' Mr & Mrs L April 2020