Katherine Hodge


Katherine Hodge

Solicitor - Employment




Firm Trained With

London Borough of Bexley

Languages Spoken



I am an employment lawyer. For over 10 years I have advised both employees and employers across London and wider regions, Wales and Scotland in respect of contentious and non-contentious employment matters typically relating to:

  • Termination of employment/dismissals for redundancy, capability, misconduct, some other substantial reason, contravention of a statutory Act and other types of dismissals;
  • Disciplinary/Grievance Procedures;
  • Discrimination/Harassment on grounds of disability, age, sex, race, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, marriage, religion or belief;
  • Holiday pay, rest breaks, annual leave entitlement;
  • Whistleblowing/Protected Disclosure;
  • Deductions from wages/unpaid wages; “
  • Settlement agreements formerly known as compromise agreements;
  • Equal Pay;
  • Collective consultation;
  • TUPE;
  • Breach of Contract/Wrongful Dismissal;
  • Post Termination/Restrictive Covenants;
  • Contracts of Employment;
  • Data Protection/GDPR.

I am praised by my clients for getting to the crux/centre of the issue(s)/dispute quickly, providing clear options/strategies in simple, plain language whilst having regard to costs budgets/requirements, managing expectations and keeping clients informed and updated.

What My Clients Say About Me

“Katherine was very professional & extremely helpful with my enquiry. Katherine took the time to properly assess the merits of my potential claim, advised on likely obstacles & provided clear (general) guidance. Exceptional service, especially given it was pre-instruction. Many thanks, Katherine." - JB (Feb 2020)
"I really felt like I was speaking to someone who was a friend. I can't thank her enough for all that she did to help me through that difficult time." - AA (December 2019)
"I would like to say big thank you to Katherine Hodge and Ann McAllister for the professional service provided to me whilst dealing with previous employer. Most of all I really want to thank Katherine for her knowledge, experience and honest advice. Katherine is a real asset to your firm. I felt comfortable and reassured throughout the process and totally confident in Katherine's hands. I cannot recommend Katherine Hodge & her team enough" -  SR (June 2019)
"Katherine Hodge was amazing. I was very nervous and didn't know what to expect. Katherine was able to very quickly put me at easy and explain things in a way I could understand without all the legal speak. She was very kind, thoughtful, considerate and very professional." - Mr P (Mar 2019)
"Excellent service" - Mr R (Feb 2019)
"Right from our first meeting Katherine was able to put me at ease, which after 3 years of being bullied and ground down by the organisation was not an easy task…Katherine was precise with her legal opinion, completely sympathetic to my situation…Katherine quickly and professionally responds to all correspondence despite obviously having many other clients, always made me feel that my interests were her top priority. I am convinced that through her professional, steadfast negotiation and understanding of the effects on me, that she secured me the most favourable settlement possible. Going forward I feel my rights are protected …I must say the service I received from Katherine outshone anything I saw [another solicitor firm] deliver…”
“…it is a testament to the impact you had…This was a difficult case from the start, conceptually and you made it into what it was and ultimately a significant amount of compensation”.

Awards, Accreditations & Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Recent Successes

  • 10 week protective award for failure to inform and consult trade union in respect of TUPE affecting large number of employees;
  • advising (with a team) over 80 employees (individual consultation) in Central London about proposed settlement agreements with employer following collective redundancies process;
  • Successfully resisting and negotiating hard fought settlement for senior employee in respect of a 12 month restrictive covenant to work for a competitor;
  • Reinstatement of employee and recovery of costs;
  • Financial Compensation for employee for unfair dismissal for gross misconduct.

Work in the Community / Pro Bono Work

Formerly participated in the Free Representation Unit relating to employment matters

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