Kate Shawcross

Role: Associate Solicitor
Dept: Employment & HR
Location: Kendal
Direct Dial: 01539 767003
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Kate is an Employment & HR solicitor based at our Kendal office.  Kate advises businesses on a wide range of employment and HR related issues, such as disciplinary offences, redundancies, and drafting key employment documents.  Kate also represents clients in defending claims brought against them in the Employment Tribunal and, where necessary, in negotiating severance packages.


Kate comes from a litigation background, and uses this to her advantage in assisting her clients to negotiate terms or in defending claims brought against them.  Kate is particularly good at adopting a pragmatic approach to best suit her clients’ requirements.


Kate joined Napthens in 2016. Prior to this she was a solicitor at JWK Solicitors in Lancaster, where she completed her 2 year training contract and qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and acted for a range of businesses and individuals.  Originally from Buxton, Kate now lives in Lancaster.

Memberships and Awards

Member of the Employment Lawyers Association

More about Kate Shawcross

How do you like to relax out of work?
I play hockey for Lancaster & Morecambe Hockey Club.  I also enjoy outdoor activities in general, socialising, and enjoying time with my family.

Which actor would you choose to play you on TV or film?
Anne Hathaway.

What 3 items would you take with you on a desert island?
Teabags, kettle, milk (ignoring practicalities such as fresh water and keeping the milk cool!)

And what would go in your Room 101?
Wasps, Marmite, poor SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar)