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Welcome to Kate Shepherd Associates


Does employment law and HR have you in a tailspin?


If it does, you need our help. Kate Shepherd Associates is a nationwide consultancy that offers solid advice, expertise and training in HR and employment issues.

Our remit covers:


  • Training
  • Sickness and absence
  • Managing performance
  • Redundancies and restructuring
  • HR and legal compliance
  • Employee misdemeanours
  • Staff grievances
  • Managing investigations
  • Interpersonal conflicts
  • Maternity leave


We will help your business to steer a steady course. We have the answers. With a solid legal background, you’ll find practical expertise, knowledge, experience, and resources to handle any HR challenge.


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Introducing your essential partners in HR


Kate Shepherd Associates has been providing expert HR services for the last fifteen years. We are your professional HR specialists with exceptional knowledge of employment law, conflict resolution, and HR compliance.


We protect businesses by providing sound advice, ensuring legal compliance, and managing HR operations as your outsourced Human Resources department. In addition we run an extensive programme of training courses.


Our approach is to be proactive and responsive, preferring prevention over cure. By tackling HR issues early, we save businesses time, money, and prevent consequences in the long-term.



Who we work with:

Slimming World
John Lewis
Euro Tunnel
Xpert Hr
Keepoat Homes
Commercial Vehicles




We specialise in both face to face and online training and can provide training to your teams on a range of HR topics and skills. These include:


  • Courses in employment law
  • Courses in specialist HR management
  • Management development
  • Managing absences
  • Performance management
  • Managing discipline and grievances
  • Conducting investigations
  • Equality and diversity
  • Employment law updates for HR
    professionals and people managers



HR support


We offer a full suite of HR support services, including:


  • Navigation of employment law
  • Investigations
  • Expert advice
  • HR strategy consultation and development
  • HR audits
  • Management of discipline and dismissal
  • Workplace grievances and complaints
  • Recruitment
  • Absence management
  • Redundancy and restructuring
  • Employment contracts
  • Drafting policies and procedures






The benefits of outsourcing HR


There are many reasons why you may choose to outsource your HR function. It could be to free up management resources within your organisation, or to avoid having to take on another member of staff. Whatever your motivations, outsourced HR offers:


A guarantee of the accuracy and expertise of the HR advice you receive. Time savings – outsourcing all your HR will free up management time. A financial benefit – tackling issues early and preventing long-term consequences. Budgetary savings – not having to fill a full-time post. The certainty that you are compliant with current employment law. The knowledge that your HR team is invested in your business success and longevity. Peace of mind knowing that our HR specialists keep up-to-date with changes in employment law, so you never fall behind your obligations.


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Our team


We are a 10-strong team of employment lawyers and HR professionals. All of our highly-skilled team members have worked in HR throughout their careers, accumulating decades of experience between us. There is nothing we haven’t tackled. We are experts in HR strategy, training and resolution. By building a team of legal professionals with HR backgrounds, we ensure complete compliance and give commercially focused advice.



Flexible and affordable


At Kate Shepherd Associates, we adapt to suit your budget and your needs. We offer:


One-off support

Remote advice

Permanent outsourced HR team

On-site visits

HR professional working on your premises


How we work and where we work is up to you. Our only aim is to ensure you get the best possible advice and help you to create a positive workplace supported by commercially focused HR advice.


With such a range of services on offer, there is no business we can’t help. Professional and proactive HR support and training is the key to properly manage employees, develop effective working relationships, improve performance and manage risk.




Hear what our partners say about us:

Very comprehensive & knowledgeable

Salvation Army

Really engaging, excellent communication.

Canal & River Trust

Explained things in a way that was clear and easy to understand.

British Horseracing Authority

Kate was very professional, organised, attentive to the group and kept delegates interested at all times. It was a really valuable and enjoyable day with really user-friendly course materials.

BSS Group plc

Kate’s presentation was fantastic. I had expected the course to be dull yet informative -this was certainly not the case. The informal style of teaching and learning was brilliant. Well done.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Kate was a fantastic trainer. Brilliant course, I really enjoyed it.


Best virtual course I have ever been on.


It was a brilliant course… Kate was informative and engaging. We were able to ask questions throughout and talk about scenarios relevant to our business.

John Lewis and Partners

Clear, concise and interactive.


For over 10 years the team at KSA has delivered employment law training to our client base of lawyers and HR professionals. Delegate feedback is consistently high which is a credit to Kate and her team. They are also a delight to work with and genuinely nice people. Angela Watson Managing Director: MBL Seminars 

Get in touch today


Keep your business happy, harmonious and reduce risk and exposure to legal claims by contacting the team at Kate Shepherd Associates today.

Give us a call on 0845 9000 899, email hello@kateshepherdassociates.co.uk or complete the form below