Kate Potts is one of the firm’s senior associates. She practices all aspects of employment law including contentious and non-contentious matters and day-to-day HR advisory work.

Having spent nine months on secondment at a major ridesharing company , Kate is particularly interested in the future of work and has great practical experience working with technology businesses, in particular in relation to navigating employment status topics. There, she was part of a team that pioneered a groundbreaking trade union recognition deal. She is experienced in working with a range of business stakeholders including legal teams, HR specialists, board members, operations teams, software specialists, regulatory bodies, ACAS, as well as marketing and public relations teams.

Kate is experienced in providing strategic advice on a wide range of workplace issues, in particular in relating to handling complex grievances and disciplinaries as well as managing senior exits and large data subject access requests. Kate regularly works with financial services firms during disciplinary processes to navigate the regulatory implications. She regularly advises on employment tribunal litigation including claims relating to discrimination, whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, and working time. Kate also has experience advising on employee competition and breach of confidentiality matters which involve High Court injunctions.

Kate has a keen interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and she works with management teams to update and enhance their policies and practices to help achieve their diversity, equity and inclusion objectives. She regularly provides training on diversity and inclusion topics to managers, HR teams, and general staff.

Prior to joining GQ|Littler in September 2017 Kate worked in the employment team at Taylor Wessing in London. Kate was promoted to senior associate at GQ|Littler in October 2019.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Speaking Engagements

The Regulation of Working Time in the EU

October 1, 2020

Bar Admission

United Kingdom (England and Wales)