The consultancy was founded in 2005 by Kate Shepherd,

a leading employment lawyer in the Midlands. As someone with a legal background, Kate knows the value of best practice human relations (HR) advice and support, helping clients to avoid wasting valuable management time and also the financial costs of litigation.

The strong and dedicated team at Kate Shepherd Associates has a wealth of expertise across all areas of HR including strategy, audit, business restructuring, employment law, training, management development, communications and diversity. We can advise and support on everything from recruitment to redundancy, from drafting policies and procedures to managing their implementation.


The company is based in the East Midlands, working with clients nationwide, delivering both consultancy and training services. Our helpful advice and guidance enables organisations to properly manage their employees, develop effective working relationships and improve performance.


Our approach is always proactive, seeking to create the conditions for a productive and harmonious workplace. Where staffing issues have already arisen, we will work with you to deliver the most effective solutions, reducing any risk of legal claims. At Kate Shepherd Associates, our people management experts are here to help you, whatever your HR requirements.


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