Meet the speakers

Katie is a partner in the Safeguarding Unit at London law firm Farrer & Co. Her expertise spans safeguarding, education and employment law. She draws upon a decade of litigation experience in private practice as a barrister and advises sports organisations, schools and education business on all issues involving children, parents and staff.

As Counsel defending serious allegations of whistleblowing detriment, discrimination and unfair dismissal in the Employment and Employment Appeal Tribunals she brings real coal face experience to her advice. Through the Farrer & Co Safeguarding Unit she leads on safeguarding crisis management, organisation culture change and thought leadership.

She is a co-author of the Farrer and Co Department for Education endorsed Guidance on Low-Level Concerns, sits on the Council of Europe Sport Division's Pool of international Experts on Safe Sport and is recognised by Legal 500 as a ‘next generation partner’ who is quick and responsive with excellent judgement.