is a lawyer at Lenczner Slaght.
As a summer and articling student at Lenczner Slaght, Kate had the opportunity to work on complex commercial litigation, employment disputes, real property matters and a number of regulatory proceedings, acting for both prosecution and defence.
Kate completed her JD at Dalhousie's Schulich School of Law where she was an advocate and Internal Director of Dalhousie Student Advocacy Service, representing students accused of academic and Code of Conduct offences. She participated in the Criminal Clinic, assisting defence counsel on a second-degree murder trial before judge and jury, and represented Dalhousie at the McKelvey Cup. Kate was also a peer educator with Dalhousie's Indigenous Black and Mi'kmaq Initiative.
Prior to attending law school Kate worked on and off-Broadway in costume and prop design, and in the costume department for NBC, HBO and F/X Network television and film productions.
An invalid termination clause is a former employee’s golden ticket for employment litigation, increasing a notice period from the statutory minimum to what is reasonable at common law. The monetary difference can be substantial. Given the financial implications, there is a large and growing body of case law on when a termination clause will be deemed unenforceable.
Lenczner Slaght adds to its collective experience and vast knowledge with the addition of three new associates, bringing Canada’s leading litigation firm to a total of 54 expert litigators.