Eversheds training and events

Eversheds provide thought-leading briefings and conferences, as well as core courses, to help practitioners develop their understanding of law and regulation in the workplace. We work with independent experts and government agencies to help organisations understand new legal requirements prior to implementation dates. We also aim to help delegates with their own personal professional development and to encourage better practice.

In addition, we provide a wide selection of free breakfast briefings, events and webinars. 

Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • Advanced employee investigation interview skills and tactics

    In recognition of the rising expectations judges have of an employer's investigation process and documentation, and the ever increasing complexity of some employee investigations, more and more organisations are recognising that the conduct of investigations is a specialist role, and developing in-house teams of dedicated management investigators.
  • Apprentices and graduates - new talent (with the Association of Graduate Recruiters and Pearson TQ)

    The apprenticeship levy will operate from April 2017 and applies to larger employers but all employers, in all sectors, stand to benefit. As a result of the Government’s encouragement of apprenticeships, a tighter labour market, and young people with second thoughts about student debt, employers must update their recruitment offers in order to attract the right talent into their organisation ... and retain their skills.
  • Belgian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    An employer found guilty of discrimination by a Belgian court can face a sentence of up to one year in prison. There is no concept of redundancy in Belgium and no concept of unfair dismissal either.
  • Business immigration update: UK visa sponsorship and licence management

    This course is relevant to HR and recruitment professionals from Tier 2 and 5 sponsors (including potential sponsors) who use the sponsor management system or have responsibility for a sponsor licence. Knowledge of the points-based system is assumed.
  • Chemical and biocidal compliance - Regulatory update plus Brexit

    The EU Chemicals Regulation (REACH) and the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) continue to present operational challenges for general counsel and regulatory affairs professionals. Understanding their scope and detailed provisions requires a lawyer’s perspective and scientific and technical expertise.
  • Commercial awareness training for in-house counsel

    Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
  • Complex employment disputes - cases from hell (with EY)

    Sometimes, from apparently simple facts, an employment dispute can cause damage far beyond the costs and issues that had initially appeared to be at stake, while consuming vast amounts of time and resources.
  • Contracts - common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    Contracts go wrong all the time. Parties will fight for their rights and the fall-out can be costly and a drain on management time. Getting your contracts right from the beginning may help stop disputes arising in the first place. You will also be better placed to keep contractual relationships on track if difficult issues arise or the other party wishes to re-negotiate.
  • Criminality and the employment relationship - history, subsequent convictions and allegations (with Nacro)

    This briefing is designed to update you on how criminal allegations, charges, arrests, trials, convictions and acquittals affect recruitment, promotion and the employment relationship.
  • Digital Financial Services conference

    Eversheds is delighted to invite you to our second annual Digital Financial Services Conference on 1 November 2016 in London. This year’s theme will be exploiting new technologies and discussions will be led by our panel of experts in the field.
  • Diversified Industrials annual conference 2016

    Leading automotive, aerospace, defence, chemical and industrial sector speakers will host discussions on some of the key challenges facing manufacturing industries right now and we will examine several of the big picture issues likely to affect industrial businesses. The conference will be fully interactive, allowing you to raise any issues you have and sharing experiences with your peers.
  • Driving for work - policies, investigation and the law

    Driving for work is the most common risk in workplace health and safety, resulting in over a hundred serious injuries per week*.
  • Dutch employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    It is commonly believed that it is difficult and expensive to terminate an employment contract in the Netherlands. Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company to changes, for example a fluctuation in workload. A wide variety of options are available for employers to hire people in a flexible manner provided that the rules are used properly.
  • Employee investigations training

    Employment tribunals expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints. This investigation can be time-consuming and complicated. However, if carried out early and correctly, an investigation should contain a problem and minimise distraction from the business.
  • Employee relations: working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    A decline in industrial action and a trend within HR functions toward specialism, means that many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
  • Employees and mental health - responsibility and adjustment (with OH Assist)

    At any time, 1 in 6 of the working population will have a mental health disorder, most commonly anxiety or depression, and a further 1 in 6 will have symptoms of mental ill-health, including substance dependence*. Many of these people will recover from their illness.
  • Employment breakfast briefing: workplace "banter"

    We all understand the importance of making sure that the work place is free from discrimination, comments and innuendo which cause harm and a dismantling of culture within a business.
  • Employment law updates: self-policing and Brexit

    The Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations simply ask an employer to publish a few numbers. The Modern Slavery Act only requires the publication of a statement, but says nothing about what your statement must contain and there is no fine or threat of court action for non-compliance. The risk for employers is reputational damage.
  • Essentials of Auto-enrolment: employer and employee responsibilities

    Auto-enrolment has led to pensions becoming a mainstream HR function and indeed HR has contributed to its success to date. Employers have ongoing responsibilities to assess the eligibility of staff, make contributions, re-enrol those who have opted-out and manage your scheme provider.
  • Essential UK employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essential UK immigration law training for employers - law and practice

    This course covers the UK immigration system in the context of employment. We consider the employee life cycle for migrants, highlighting areas of law that apply, competing risks and penalties.
  • European HR: cross-border employment law

    Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders is even more difficult due to cultural and legal differences.
  • Eversheds Real Estate Training Programme Birmingham

    The Eversheds Real Estate Dispute Resolution Training Programme is a comprehensive course of training sessions aimed at the junior and mid level members of your team.
  • Eversheds Real Estate Training Programme Leeds

    Eversheds LLP is delighted to present the Eversheds Real Estate Litigation Training Programme.
  • French employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • Funds and Asset Managers seminar

    We will provide updates on key legal and regulatory developments relevant to asset management firms operating in the UK and the EU.
  • Gender pay reporting (with Acas and Equal Pay Portal)

    You can have a gender pay gap without having an equal pay problem. Soon, all businesses and third sector organisations with over 250 employees will have to publicly report on average pay differences between their male and female employees. Similar obligations will apply in the public sector. The Government’s expectation is that greater transparency and public scrutiny will force employers to take action to close the gender pay gap and accelerate equality between the sexes.
  • German employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • Group income protection/PHI - Costs, duties and benefits - with Unum

    Group income protection (GIP), or permanent health insurance, is a common and attractive employment benefit, providing those covered with a partial replacement income while they are ill or injured and cannot work for an extended period.
  • Hassle-free ICT - Optimising success and reducing risk

    Procuring, outsourcing or delivering complex ICT is rarely straightforward. Issues can start early and may expand and escalate if the project, or service, under-performs, leading to disruptive and costly disputes, re-negotiations, exits and claims.
  • Health and safety update - new powers and priorities

    The very fact that workplace fatalities have become comparatively rare makes an incident all the more newsworthy. This year has seen 24/7 news coverage of workplace tragedies, a new HSE strategy and Brexit.
  • HR reporting duties - visibility, benefits and risk (with Equal Power Consulting)

    What will you do if your direct competitor’s HR data is better than yours? Gender pay, anti-bribery, human rights, modern slavery and trafficking reporting duties are some new forms of non-financial, or sustainability reporting.
  • ICC United Kingdom's Young Finance Forum Launch Event

    Join us for the launch event of ICC’s Young Finance Forum (ICC YFF). The venue is Eversheds’ London offices overlooking St Paul’s Cathedral, which promises to be an inspirational and memorable setting for the occasion.
  • Immigration law: tier 4 sponsor obligations - update for education institutions

    Education providers who sponsor international students must be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders and permission to sponsor students to study in the UK is a privilege. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of significant changes recently, including partnership arrangements, academic progression and UK Visas and Immigration enforcement action.
  • International compliance update - your people risks

    People may be your greatest asset but the greed, ignorance or misjudgement of a rogue employee (or unreasonable target setting) can lead to a catastrophic risk to your organisation. The complexity of international organisations means that HQ has to launch and impose strict compliance controls wherever they operate. Leaders need to know that these measures are in place, that they are effective, and they need to be able to prove this within their business, to suppliers, regulators, shareholders and customers.
  • International pensions promises: de-risking and harmonisation

    Although harmonisation and equal treatment are almost always the most efficient options for an international company, every country’s retirement benefit provision is strongly influenced by local law, cultural expectations and economic circumstances.
  • Introduction to Defined Benefit pensions: running a DB scheme

    Pension scheme trustees are required to have a knowledge and understanding of: the law relating to pensions and trusts, the principles relating to scheme funding and investment.
  • Introduction to Defined Contribution pensions: running a DC scheme

    Pension scheme trustees are required by law to have a knowledge and understanding of: – the law relating to pensions and trusts – the principles relating to scheme funding and investment
  • Irish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Israeli employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Israel has become a preferred regional base for many multinational companies. An increasing number of companies also have Israeli operations, either through regional expansion or through acquisition. Israeli employment law is unique and extremely dynamic, regulated by a variety of legal and contractual sources as well as an influential labour court system.
  • Italian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Italy probably has the most complex employment law in Europe. Did you know that in Italy: there are more than 400 national collective agreements in force; four different categories of employees, all subject to specific (and different) rules and regulations; and that unfair dismissal claims can, and do, result in compulsory reinstatement and awards of more than 40 months of salary?
  • Job stress - reduction and inspection

    The Health and Safety Executive’s new strategy (2016) gives the same priority to health as it does to safety, and they will reissue their Stress Management Standards later this year. Employers should expect HSE inspectors to become more attentive to employee health and wellbeing, and we may see greater use of improvement notices.
  • Keeping you on track - What's happening in regulation?

    Financial services regulation and compliance continues to present major challenges to all financial services firms. This is a complex and constantly evolving area impacting every business and customer driven activity within regulated firms. Non-compliance is costly and disruptive. It pays to keep abreast of the latest developments.
  • Legal privilege in practice: what you need to know

    Legal privilege is a vital tool in any organisation’s armoury. Ensuring that privilege is created and maintained can make or break your strategy in any dispute, regulatory investigation or negotiation. In order for an organisation to benefit fully from the protection that privilege affords it is vital that key principles are understood.
  • Managing contractors and sub-contractors

    Most medium to large organisations use contractors in some form for cleaning, catering, IT support, maintenance and security. It is not surprising therefore, that the management of contractors is the most common health and safety concern of our clients.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    Scandinavian countries have a shared history, a tradition of working together on legislative issues and a similar approach to welfare. Citizens of Nordic states can pass across each other’s borders and they understand each other’s language. But despite the similarity of legal structures and solutions, there are significant differences, to the extent that lawyers tend to specialise in one jurisdiction only.
  • Opinion at work - expression and offence (with St Ethelburga's Centre)

    No-one has the right never to be offended. Our opinions about faith, military action, equal marriage, politics, right to life, the environment, immigration and nationalism are personal and make us who we are. In our private lives, within permitted boundaries, we are entitled to hold views which are unacceptable to most reasonable people. We have the right to our opinions just as others have the right not to listen.
  • Overseas Banks Legal and Compliance (OBLC) Forum

    The aim of the OBLC forum is to provide a space in which both contentious and non-contentious legal and regulatory matters which impact banks headquartered outside England and Wales, but operating in the UK, can be debated, discussed and shared.
  • Pensions breakfast brefing - Taking stock for Autumn

    As always, there will be plenty to keep pension scheme trustees, sponsors and providers busy over the coming months. Our autumn series of briefings will bring you up to date on developments and answer key legal and regulatory questions, including:
  • Pensions conference: inadequacy? Responsibility, incentives and nudges

    “If you don’t know where you are going any road can take you there”*. Ageing societies need people to save for retirement and not to rely on the State. Reforms which empower individual choice are, in principle, a good thing. But too many options, from a financial industry perceived to be long on complexity and short on consumer trust, may simply cause further confusion.
  • People issues in M&A deals: Planning, costs and integration (with Baird and Deloitte)

    Whether you are preparing to sell a spare asset, or sizing up small and mid-market opportunities requiring less debt funding, this update will cover the employment and other people issues that arise in M&A transactions. In a knowledge-based economy the employees in a business are an increasingly valuable asset – for financial buyers in particular.
  • Sales agents as a route to market: benefits and pitfalls

    Businesses commonly use third party marketing and sales agents to promote or sell their products to customers as part of their sales network. They may be seen as an alternative to employees – effectively an outsourced sales force – in the belief that the formalities and responsibilities of the ‘employer’ are much reduced.
  • SHINE essentials Autumn 2016 - Keeping you aware of important developments with our free in-house counsel seminar series

    The Eversheds SHINE campaign is all about giving in-house counsel the knowledge, news and networking opportunities to help you in your roles. These seminars have proved very popular in the past, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • South African employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    The previous South African regime was characterised by denial of workers’ rights and inequality. To redress the balance, the South African Government has introduced various pieces of labour legislation which employers have had to implement.
  • Spanish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Spanish and UK labour systems differ greatly. Spanish employment law is mainly based on the regulations contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in force in the market sector. Sometimes a specific CBA can be negotiated for one company with the trade unions and employee representatives.
  • Swiss employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Switzerland is chosen by many multinational companies as a base for their European or global cross-border business activities, largely because of its advantageous investment climate.
  • TUPE principles and practice

    Employment lawyers find TUPE laws complex and difficult, so it is not surprising that HR professionals do too. We consider the perspective of the outgoing employer in a TUPE transfer, the incoming employer, affected employees and the role of HR throughout.
  • TUPE update - recurring issues and key case-law

    TUPE applies where there is a change of employer, so what happens in a reorganisation where the employee ceases to be employed by one employer and becomes employed by several, including the original employer? There is an exception to TUPE where the activities being transferred are for a single event or short-term task; we have had more guidance in 2016 on when that exception applies.

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