New Dawn Resources strengthen team with appointment of Kate Booth

Holmfirth based HR professional services firm, New Dawn Resources, are delighted to announce that we have expanded our team of HR specialists with the appointment of Kate Booth as HR Business Partner and in-house legal expert.

Kate is a qualified solicitor with over a decade of experience in employment law and has provided expert advice and guidance to local, national and international businesses on a wide range of staff related issues.

Named as one of the top five lawyers aged 35 and under in the Yorkshire Legal Awards “Rising Star” Award 2016, Kate has developed particular expertise in defending Employment Tribunal claims and was even invited to give evidence to the House of Commons’ Justice Committee inquiry into Tribunal fees.

Following this success, Kate has decided on a career change and has taken the opportunity to strengthen her working relationship with New Dawn Resources by moving to an in-house role with the firm. Although no longer practising as a solicitor, the move will see Kate using her employment law knowledge to support clients in a wider remit as HR practitioner.

Kate will also help employers defend Employment Tribunal claims, including taking strain away from the business and working to a fixed fee structure to assist with cost management.

Vanessa Scrimshaw, Managing Director of New Dawn Resources, said: “I am delighted to welcome Kate to the team. I’m confident that her knowledge of employment law and experience of handling common issues faced by businesses will prove to be of real benefit to our clients.”

Kate added: “This is an exciting move for me. I’ve known the team at New Dawn Resources for years and really respect the way they work with their clients to deliver a professional support service, particularly for those businesses that might not have their own HR teams. This move gives me the opportunity to provide more hands on support to clients and to have greater involvement in all aspects of the employer – employee relationship.”

Find out more about Kate here.