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Kate Shute

Principal Associate


Kate Shute is a principal associate and employment lawyer specialising in advising healthcare organisations in relation to all aspects of employment law.

With over 16 years of experience advising predominantly health sector clients, Kate was described by the Legal 500 2019 as being “brilliant, pragmatic and technically excellent”.

Kate supports clients to navigate complex and contentious internal processes including doctors’ and senior executives’ contractual and disciplinary cases.

Kate is well versed in the governance aspects of senior-level public sector employment issues and regularly provides advice, support and representation in litigious and non-contentious matters, including high court litigation arising from the application of MHPS processes.

Kate regularly delivers bespoke training for clients on subjects such as whistleblowing, redundancy and TUPE consultation. Since 2020, she has coordinated the delivery of free legal advice to a number of NHS organisations about a plethora of workforce issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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