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

  • Addiction and work - disciplinary or health issues (with Alcohol Concern)

    Addiction is not new but there is now much greater awareness of its impact in the workplace and a recognition that the workplace may contribute to, for example, substance abuse. Half of UK adults drink too much. Ten per cent of adults have used illicit drugs in the past year, including 'smart drugs'. While most of us like a flutter, there are around half a million compulsive gamblers in the UK. The odds are that most HR professionals will deal with the consequences of addictive behaviour.
  • 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.
  • Austrian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Although there are similarities, it is dangerous to consider the German and Austrian employment law systems to be one and the same. Austrian law is distinct in many ways, most importantly in relation to probationary periods, the termination of employment contracts and severance. There are also sufficient differences in contract law to make the use of one model employment contract, for German and Austrian employees, a potentially expensive error for employers.
  • 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 Business immigration update - UK visa sponsorship and licence management training 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.
  • Carrie – A forum for female in-house lawyers to help you develop your career

    Our network is named after Carrie Morrison, the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in December 1922.
  • 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.
  • Compliance with Tier 2 Sponsor Obligations - seminar update for education institutions

    Education providers who employ or who wish to employ and sponsor migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders.
  • Compliance with Tier 4 Sponsor Obligations seminar – update for education institutions

    The Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance states that the ability to sponsor students to study in the UK is a privilege that must be earned. Education providers who teach or wish to teach and sponsor international students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders.
  • Contracting risks for education sector clients

    All educational institutions will enter into a myriad of contractual relationships in the course of running their organisation. And with the internationalisation of the sector those relationships are becoming increasingly complex.
  • 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.
  • Current developments in employment law - beyond compliance

    Who would have thought that one of the most newsworthy employment cases in 2016 would concern an agency worker at a supplier of a company that puts diversity at its core. The wearing (or not) of high heel shoes led to immediate national and international news coverage. This case did not go to tribunal but was judged very quickly in the court of public opinion.
  • Developing effective IP policies

    This seminar is aimed at executives, in-house legal counsel and other with IP/contract responsibility within universities and other educational institutions and organisations.
  • Dismissing fairly and effectively

    This seminar is aimed at managers, HR practitioners, and anyone else concerned with responsibility for staffing matters in higher and further education institutions, academies and schools.
  • 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.
  • Education health and safety seminar

    Against the backdrop of the now well established fees for intervention and more recently, significant increases in fines for health and safety offences, we will look at some of the key risks faced in the education sector.
  • Effective management of risky issues

    Running an institution gets ever more challenging and complex. Whether it is health and safety regulation, or data protection law.
  • 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.
  • Essentials of Auto-enrolment - employer and employee responsibilities (with The Pensions Regulator)

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Global governance conference - present and future

    In a fast changing world, directors, general counsel and company secretaries need to keep up to date on best governance practices so as to reduce the risk for the company and the directors,
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • HR Summer School - ethical HR

    People are ‘the greatest asset’ but they also make mistakes. HR share responsibility for recruiting, developing and promoting staff and rewarding the ‘right’ behaviours. As such, they can have a defining influence on the ethical culture which prevails in their organisation, including that of suppliers.
  • HSE expectations in practice - safety concepts and triggers

    ‘Foreseeable’ risk and ‘reasonable practicability’ are crucial terms frequently referred to in health and safety legislation, case-law and compliance advice. But, clear definitions of these terms are hard to find and even harder to apply in practice.
  • 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.
  • Inquests and court appearances - safety incident response

    When something goes wrong, the way an organisation responds, from the moment after the incident, all the way through the court process, is watched, recorded, analysed and judged.
  • 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 labour issues - global and local compliance gaps

    An employer’s share price, reputation and brand can be damaged overnight, or decades later, by a mistake or wrongdoing by an employee, contractor or supplier far away from HQ and beyond your control. International employers must assert global standards but they need local support if they are to be effective in practice.
  • 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?
  • Key Tier 2 immigration sponsor obligations webinar for education institutions

    Education providers who employ or who wish to employ migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders.
  • Key Tier 4 immigration sponsor obligations webinar for education institutions

    Education providers who teach or wish to teach international students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of important changes recently and this trend is likely to continue especially with the Government saying that it will review whether the student immigration rules should be tailored to the quality of the course and the educational institution.
  • 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.
  • Long Term Sickness Absence and Disability Discrimination

    Managing long term sickness absence involves a difficult balancing act between helping the employee return to work and deciding when the time has been reached when the institution can no longer put up with the absence.
  • Managing contractors and sub-contractors - safety: law and good practice

    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.
  • Managing difficult parents - An Eversheds seminar for schools and colleges

    It has been widely reported that parents, guardians and carers have increased expectations regarding the education and support provided by schools and colleges and are becoming increasingly demanding and willing to challenge institutions, and individual members of staff, where their expectations have not been met.
  • Managing investigations in an academic setting

    Regulatory bodies, employment tribunals and courts increasingly expect institutions to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation as part of any formal employment [or student] related procedure, whether arising from, for example, staff [or student] grievances/complaints, bullying and harassment allegations, ‘whistleblowing’ disclosures or potential misconduct.
  • Managing staff change and reorganisation - a practical guide

    In the current economic climate with the potential financial implications of Brexit for the sector, the area review process in FE and the potential impact of TEF and proposed changes to REF in HE, institutions may face the need to restructure, including the consideration of redundancies and/or changing terms and conditions of employment.
  • 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.
  • Responding to Allegations of Sexual Assault Affecting Students - Some key legal and practical challenges

    In this seminar we will consider how further and higher education institutions should respond to allegations of sexual assault affecting students such as where a student discloses that they have been the subject of an assault or a student is alleged to be the perpetrator of an assault.
  • 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 Spring 2017 - 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.
  • Strategic performance management – promoting a high performance culture

    Managing performance and promoting a high performance culture is a key sector issue, especially given the importance of external and regulatory factors such as the proposed changes to REF, the introduction of TEF, Ofsted, QAA and league tables. However, managing performance is an area which institutions have traditionally found difficult to deal with and managers and HR may not necessarily be fully equipped to deal with the challenges involved in this process.
  • Student Contracts: A Not-So-New-Now Consumer Law Landscape - Are your collaborative arrangements consumer law compliant?

    The consumer law framework in the UK has undergone major reform which directly affects further and higher education providers and the “student contract”. This legislative reform has come at the same time as scrutiny by the Competition & Markets Authority of higher education providers’ compliance with consumer law as it applies to the student contract.
  • 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.
  • Über-flexible working - employment models and rights (with Institute for Employment Studies)

    The ‘gig economy’ has led to an increase in new flexible working arrangements. These practices may be open to abuse, subject to legal challenge, or misconstrued, creating unique employment and ethical challenges for employers trying to find innovative, fair ways to compete for 24/7 demand. When parliamentary committees and the Prime Minister prioritise “a crackdown on irresponsible business practices”, good employers, with hard-earned reputations to protect, must pay heed.
  • Your 18 month plan for GDPR compliance - What you need to know and what you should do

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced to replace current European Union data protection law will become effective on 25 May 2018

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