Forthcoming events and seminars

  • 10th annual pensions conference: Funding retirement - Freedom, choice and risk

    How long will you live for? Without an answer to this question and, given the inexorable shift from DB to DC, most of us have to decide what we want in retirement and take responsibility for how we will fund our hopes. If we do not, increasing longevity will place an unbearable strain on the NHS, long-term care provision and Government finances. Recent, radical pension reform should empower individuals to use their pension savings to suit their needs – if their pension plan allows them to!
  • A "New" Consumer Law Landscape - Is your 'Student Contract' Compliant?

    The consumer law framework in the UK is in the midst of major reform which directly affects further and higher education providers, and the “student contract”. Key areas of focus include the supply of services, unfair contract terms and enforcement powers.
  • 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.
  • Auto-enrolment update - Re-enrolment and enforcement

    Automatic re-enrolment must occur every three years following an employer’s staging date, which means that larger employers will begin to do this for the first time from Autumn 2015.
  • CARRIE

    Our network is named after Carrie Morrison, the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in December 1922. She practised until her death in 1950. The aim of Carrie is to bring together female in-house lawyers in an interactive, stimulating environment, to provide practical guidance from accomplished speakers and to enable networking and sharing of experiences.
  • Central and Eastern European HR - Employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia

    The Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries have distinctive employment law frameworks which an increasing number of HR practitioners and in-house lawyers must come to terms with.
  • Contracts - common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    Contracts go wrong all the time and, even in an improving economy, parties are especially keen to fight for their rights. The fall-out can be costly and a drain on management time. Getting your contracts right from the beginning should stop disputes arising in the first place. Better still, you will be better placed to keep that profitable relationship 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

    Over ten million people in the UK have a criminal record*. Our criminal records regime seeks to balance respect for civil liberties, public protection, and the encouragement of rehabilitation, and this balance continues to shift, following changes to legislation on the disclosure of criminal records.
  • Current developments in employment law - Business friendlier?

    The headline-grabbing measures in the Queen’s Speech concerned the regulation of strikes and trade unions. On the face of it, this affects a minority of employers but, while unions may be losing voice in the UK, they have a growing influence internationally.
  • Digital banking

    Digital banking is now a priority for many financial institutions. But new frontiers present new challenges. This morning seminar will examine this developing area and help you become a truly digital business.
  • Employee investigations

    Employment tribunals increasingly expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints that are made about or by employees.
  • 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.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • 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 Academy; Being Commercial

    Join us for the tenth annual Eversheds Academy - a unique 3 day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in house lawyers.
  • Group income protection/PHI - Costs, duties and benefits - with JLT and 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.
  • H&S Summer School 2015: Policy into practice

    Nine out of ten of the organisations we represent at Court have policies that state that safety of workers and stakeholders is their “number one priority”. Most of these organisations also have even higher, aspirational goals, including ‘zero-harm’, backed up by systems to identify hazards, risks and mitigation.
  • Health and safety update - Penalties that hurt

    The reform of sentencing in England and Wales for health and safety offences should result in the greatest change to health and safety enforcement in the last 40 years.
  • Hot topics for Non-Executive Directors

    Sponsored by Eversheds, Cenkos Securities, and PwC.
  • Immigration Law: Essentials and Recent Developments

    It is increasingly common for employers to recruit non-UK employees or to require their employees to work abroad. Most employers in this age of international labour mobility require knowledge of the immigration system in the UK.
  • Intellectual property legal updates - Breakfast seminar

    The Eversheds IP team invites you to an interactive breakfast briefing in Cambridge to explore the latest developments in intellectual property.
  • International assignments and the law - Contracts, visas and tax

    When an employee moves to work in a location other than their home country, an additional layer of employment, immigration, tax and social security laws will apply in at least two jurisdictions.
  • 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 Belgian Employment Law

    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.

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