I am the Employment Law and HR Group Manager. I specialise in contracts of employment, policies and procedures and employment status. I also advise on a variety of employment law issues such as redundancy situations, re-organisations, apprentices, TUPE and disciplinary and grievance issues.
Joined SAS Daniels: 2003
What people say about me:
"Katie Hodson's availability to discuss circumstances and her excellent level of practical advice and interpretation is really helpful. She is very approachable and knowledgeable about the subject, quick to understand the situation circumstances and needs of any particular situation. She has an excellent understanding of the bigger picture and applying this to the circumstances to obtain a optimal but practical outcome" (Legal 500, 2020)
"The service provided by SAS Daniels - namely Katie Hodson - the best that I have ever experienced. Regardless of the nature of the query, Katie's experience in providing straightforward advice in a no-nonsense fashion, I find to be second to none." (Legal 500, 2020)
"Katie is an important part of the team at SAS Daniels, providing companies such as ours with a cost efficient way of managing the ever increasing amount of employment legislation. I have found Katie to be extremely knowledgeable and personable and would recommend both her and the rest of the team to any employer." (Paul Murney, Murpak)
"It remains for me to thank you very much indeed. You gave me thorough, level headed advice in phone calls to and from Manchester. It was quite a difficult, sometimes heated, situation and you helped me keep a clear focus throughout. Many thanks indeed." (Business Client, Manchester)
"It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you. I have really appreciated your empathetic support, guidance and your vast amount of knowledge."
Why I'm no ordinary professional:
I have worked in the legal industry for 20 years, 14 years as a legal secretary and the last 6 years as an Employment Law Adviser. I have certainly not travelled through the normal route to being an adviser and believe that I have gained a wealth of experience in getting there in my own way.
A bit about me
Do you have any hobbies and what are they?
My main hobby is reading. I am an avid reader and read sci-fi fantasy books. I am also quite a speedy reader and can get through 3-4 books a week (if I have the time!).
If you didn't work at SAS Daniels what would you be doing?
As I have worked in the legal industry since I was 16, this is a difficult question. However, when I was younger, my main ambition was to be a librarian; not a great surprise given my main hobby is reading.
What is your favourite quote?
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." (Forest, E Whitcraft)