Kathryn Meir

Partner Principal

Tel: +44 (0)115 947 6651
Email: kmeir@abg-law.com
Education: Nottingham Trent University (1996-2000) LL.B (Hons) Europe with German (Upper Second Class) Friedrich – Alexander Universität Erlangen – Nürnberg (1998-9)
Admitted: England and Wales 2004 Year Joined: 2002 Year became partner: 2010

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Overview

Kathryn is a Partner Principal in the firm’s Employment Group and advises commercial clients on most areas of employment law.  As well as dealing with Employment Tribunal litigation and workplace dispute resolution, Kathryn advises on day-to-day matters including disciplinary matters, changing Terms and Conditions of Employment, maternity issues, long-term sickness absence, data protection and TUPE.  In addition Kathryn assists businesses by giving practical advice on exit strategies, redundancy and corporate restructuring programmes.

Kathryn also advises on cross-jurisdictional employee issues.

Highlights

Recent matters of note include enforcing restrictive covenants and obtaining High Court injunctions; successfully defending worker status and unfair dismissal claims for national construction clients and winning substantive costs for the clients, as well as defending discrimination claims.

Kathryn is also Chair of Nottinghamshire Law Society International Committee which enables her to keep her German up to a good level.

In April, Kathryn became President of Nottinghamshire Law Society for 2017 – 2018.

Kathryn was Nottinghamshire Law Society Young Solicitor of the Year in 2007.

Kathryn has been actively involved in the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society at both national and local level and is the immediate past Chair of Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division.  Kathryn speaks German and a little Spanish and French.

Presentations

Kathryn regularly updates clients on the practical effects of new legislation which has recently included the changes to the Employment Tribunals, disciplinary procedures, maternity and paternity leave and the Equality Act 2010.

Outside of Work

In Kathryn’s free time she likes travelling, running, painting, visiting art galleries and cooking.