Catherine Maskery is an associate in the charity and social business team. She advises employers on HR issues and all aspects of employment law including: employment rights; discrimination, victimisation and whistleblowing; termination of employment and settlement agreements;  redundancies and restructures; TUPE; employment policies and employment contracts; employment status and IR35; HR processes, including disciplinaries and grievances.

Catherine assists employers with defending Employment Tribunal claims, dealing with ACAS Early Conciliation and settlement of claims.

She has particular expertise in safeguarding and works closely with employers on the effects of current societal and cultural issues in the workplace as well as a wealth of experience in the education sector.

Catherine prides herself on giving pragmatic advice and having a client-centric approach

Catherine joined Russell-Cooke in May 2022.

  • Acted for co-respondents, successfully defending a complex Employment Tribunal claim of unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing
  • Acted for co-respondents in claims of constructive dismissal, discrimination and victimisation, successfully settled via judicial mediation
  • Advised a large charity in relation to serious allegations of misconduct of senior employees
  • Advised an employer in relation to industrial action taken by employees
  • Read Law at University of Birmingham, graduating with a 2:1
  • Completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, obtaining a Commendation
  • Trained at a Surrey-based law firm and qualified in March 2019