Catherine Hope

Business, Employment, Healthcare

Title: Associate

Tel: 0191 226 3801

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Catherine qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and joined Sintons in 2011. Catherine practices solely in Employment law, with a particular interest and experience in the primary healthcare sector.


  • She has advised on a wide range of employment related matters including redundancy, disciplinary and grievance matters
  • She has represented employers and employees in relation to a variety of claims before the Employment Tribunal including pregnancy and maternity discrimination, disability discrimination and unfair dismissal
  • She also has extensive experience of working with the firm’s corporate and healthcare teams, advising on the TUPE implications of business sales and purchases, particularly within the dental industry, as well as advising GP practices on mergers and other employment issues
  • Catherine is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association

Alongside socialising with family and friends, outside of work Catherine enjoys contemporary dance, singing and learning how to play the saxophone.

Client/professional quotes:


The Legal 500 2018 described the employment team as “always offering reasoned and appropriate advice“.

The Chambers UK 2019 Guide described the Employment team as providing a “dependable, friendly service that’s always willing to go the extra mile in difficult situations.” A client noted: “Their advice has always been timely. They’re very pragmatic as well, and give detailed advice.”

“Catherine’s approach is to listen, assimilate what she hears and then provide a simple summary of the issue. Her steady and understated assessment of all situations we throw at her has been handled so well we have felt reassured at every step. Her advice and guidance has enabled us to implement new policies and guidelines around employment documentation and procedures”.

Key Practice Areas

  • Employment