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Katherine Swinn

Senior Associate Solicitor

Katherine is a litigation and employment solicitor who assists both individuals and businesses with a wide variety of disputes and/or employment matters.

She has over 10 years experience as a litigation solicitor and joined Truth Legal as a Consultant Solicitor in October 2018. Katherine became a Senior Associate Solicitor at Truth Legal in November 2020.

Katherine is from Harrogate and has always lived locally.  Combined with working at Harrogate County Court as an Administrative Officer, she studied law with the Open University and passed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law.  Her 10 years experience in the Court Service provided Katherine with valuable experience of dealing with the law “from the other side” and of gaining extensive customer service skills.

Having joined Hutchinson & Buchanan, the longest established high street firm in Ripon, originally as a Paralegal, Katherine was soon awarded a training contract.  She qualified as a Solicitor with the firm and worked there for over 10 years’ as a general practitioner.  More recently, Katherine joined Watson Woodhouse in Harrogate as a general practitioner Solicitor.

Throughout her career, she has advised on a wide and varied range of litigation matters, supporting individuals and businesses both locally and further afield.  Katherine also has experience of dealing with a range of employment law issues.  She is also an experienced advocate in attending County Court hearings.

Katherine quickly seeks to establish a rapport for you and to advise on the appropriate way forward. She is friendly and provides support, understanding and compassion.  Furthermore, her in depth knowledge of County Court procedures and unique experience as a General Practitioner, who is used to dealing with a wide variety of matters, means that she is able to provide to provide a bespoke service tailored to you and to meet your needs.

As your adviser, Katherine’s initial aims will be to get to know you, find out how she is able to assist you, fully advise on and discuss with you the options available, and finally, to agree with you the best way forward that best suits your needs. She allows you to fully understand your legal rights to enable you to make fully informed decisions.

Legal Experience

  • Consultant Solicitor – Truth Legal
  • Associate Solicitor – Watson Woodhouse Limited
  • Associate Solicitor – Hutchinson & Buchanan LLP

Other Experience

  • Administrative Officer – Harrogate County Court


  • Open University – Bachelor of Law (LLB)
  • York College of Law

Practice Areas

The following are examples of the areas where Katherine is able to advise and support you from start to finish:

  • Professional Negligence Claims
  • Employment Law
  • Contractual disputes
  • Debt recovery
  • Consumer disputes
  • Landlord and Tenant, housing and possession disputes
  • Enforcement of County Court Judgments and Employment Tribunal awards
  • Drafting Court proceedings
  • Advocacy at County Court hearings

Katherine is also the long standing Honorary Secretary of the Harrogate & District Law Society and an active committee member.

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Leeds 0113 483 1200

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