Katya Gevargiz advises clients in a broad range of sectors on both contentious and non-contentious employment law issues. These issues range from collective redundancy consultation and the application of TUPE to senior employee exits, complex disciplinary and grievance matters and business protection issues. Katya also helps clients with cross-border employment law issues. Whilst Katya predominantly advises employers, she also acts for senior executives.
Katya brings her experience as an in-house lawyer to work closely with HR professionals, offering solutions to the complex employment law problems they face. Katya offers tailored support and guidance, navigating clients through the ever-changing employment law landscape whilst always having their objectives in mind.
- Solicitor, England & Wales
- University of Westminster, 2007, Distinction, Legal Practice Course
- LL.B., London School of Economics, 2006, Law
Katya has experience of successfully defending multiple discrimination and unfair dismissal claims, including attending judicial mediation, in addition to handling multiple claims for protective awards. Recently, Katya has advised employers on their gender pay gap reporting obligations, including how to manage communications with the workforce effectively. Katya also has experience of conducting workplace investigations involving very senior individuals. She recognizes the sensitivities which accompany such investigations.
In addition to her advisory work, Katya delivers in-house training for clients on topics which are relevant to their business. Katya also writes regular articles and commentary pieces for clients and on-line publications.
Katya is committed to Steptoe’s pro bono efforts. She has volunteered for an employment law helpline and defended, on a pro bono basis, unfair dismissal and discrimination claims brought against a membership organization.
News & Publications
November 6, 2018
UK Employment Law Alert
December 10, 2018
Legal 500 UK, Human Resources: Employment: employers and senior executives (2018)
Employment Lawyers Association