Royds Withy King

Service provided by Catherine Dolatshahy-Hawkes

Royds Withy King are a national law firm that offer the full range of legal services to individuals and businesses which include:

  • Corporate and commercial

  • Dispute resolution

  • Real estate

  • Employment and HR

  • Technology and Media

  • Property disputes

  • Racing and bloodstock


Catherine read European and International law at the University of Reading and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. She qualified as an employment solicitor in 2015, having previously worked as a cross-border legal editor at Thomson Reuters. She advises clients on all aspects of employment law and has a particular interest in advising entrepreneurs on the employment aspects when starting a business.

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Catherine specialises in working closely with business owners, HR professionals, senior executives and entrepreneurs and can advise on all aspects of employment law, including:

  • Drafting and advising on contracts of employment.

  • Drafting Staff Handbooks, including policies and procedures.

  • Advice on recruitment.

  • Day to day advice on employee relations issues, including disciplinaries, discrimination, dismissals and grievances.

  • Advising on family friendly rights and flexible working.

  • HR and line manger training.

  • Employment Tribunal and High Court claims.

  • Restrictive covenants and team moves.

The Merit Club members can receive 10% discount on Employment advice.

Catherine is based at Royds Withy King, 69 Carter Lane, London, EC4V 5EQ St Pauls but is also willing to travel to meet with clients at their offices.

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