Forthcoming events and seminars

  • Accident investigations - purpose and process

    All employers face the prospect of a workplace accident. The severity of the incident may range from a slip or trip in which no serious harm occurs through to a more critical event where an employee or third party is badly hurt.
  • Advanced employee investigation interview skills

    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: "Sense checks" with the Regulator

    Auto-enrolment has gone much better than expected, with fewer people opting out than anticipated.
  • Behavioural Economics: The power of predictable irrationality

    Behavioural economics looks set to become an intrinsic part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s approach to regulation.
  • Benefiting from legal privilege - protecting yourself in a crisis

    In a crisis you need to be free to find out what has happened without the details becoming public. Creating and maintaining legal privilege can make, or break, your defence in a regulatory investigation or negotiation. It can also provide you with a breathing space to allow you to plan your response.
  • Campus Development from Hell

    During this half-day session you will be introduced to various scenarios that you might face from the beginning to the end of a campus development project.
  • CARRIE

    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.
  • Comparative international employment law 2014

    Using a mixture of real life case-studies and interactive small group, subject specific focus groups our experts will guide you through common pitfalls and misunderstandings helping you to identify effective workarounds to recurring problems.
  • Contracts - Common pitfalls and how to avoid them

    Contracts go wrong all the time and the present economic climate means that 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.
  • Corporate manslaughter and directors’ duties

    The statutory offence of corporate manslaughter came into force in 2008 and was intended to make it easier to convict organisations whose senior managers breached their duty of care, causing death. Heralded as a significant change, it introduced a new penalty of publicity orders, as well as unlimited fines. Six years on, only six relatively small companies have been convicted, despite over 100 prosecutions of organisations by the HSE following fatal accidents.
  • Current developments in employment law - Spring 2014 series

    The new year brings fundamental changes to employment law affecting every workplace, including the introduction of early conciliation to cover almost all tribunal claims and the extension of the right to request flexible work to all.
  • Current Developments in Student Law Seminar

    This seminar will explore the recent themes and developments in student law relevant to FE and HE institutions. It will analyse some of the principal challenges institutions are facing and the key statutory and regulatory changes and developments in caselaw relevant to the management of the student relationship.
  • Current Intellectual Property issues for Education Institutions

    In the current climate, more and more institutions are considering how to leverage more from their IP assets e.g. through commercialisation within the constraints of their constitution. In this seminar we will look at current IP issues for education institutions.
  • Driving for work - Policies, investigation and the law

    Driving for work is the most common risk in workplace health and safety. We will cover vicarious liability, the use of electronic devices while driving, substance abuse and HSE guidance.
  • Education Sector Health and Safety Seminar

    The last year has seen real changes in the enforcement of health and safety law. Corporate manslaughter cases have begun to trickle through, the Health and Safety Executive has launched its fees for intervention and the government continues with its changes to the health and safety and criminal landscape.
  • 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.
  • Employment issues in the education sector - Summer School 2014

    This Summer School is aimed at HR teams and college and university leaders with responsibility for employment issues. Drawing on experts with specialist insights, we will bring you up-to-date on recent trends and legal developments which have a particular impact on workforce planning in academic institutions. This course is an opportunity to discuss with peers, in pleasant surrounds, some of the topical HR issues currently affecting those working in the education sector.
  • Employment Law Update for GP Practices and CCGs

    The NHS has recently undergone the greatest reorganisation in its history. This has seen the dissolution of PCTs, creation of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and dramatic changes in the way that GP practices operate. As well as redesigning the manner in which primary care services are commissioned and delivered, there has been a sea change in the administrative and staffing responsibilities facing such organisations.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essential employment update - a seminar for Education institutions

    Employment law is a fast moving and challenging area. This seminar will focus on providing you with an understanding of key recent developments, and how they may impact upon the education sector. It will consist of an analysis of recent and forthcoming legislative changes, as well as consideration of any important case law developments, potentially impacting on institutions.
  • 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 InnerCircle

    Eversheds InnerCircle events provide you with an opportunity to build your professional network by providing a relaxed and informal atmosphere to meet and discuss with your peers.
  • Fitness to Study Seminar - Part One (re-run)

    FE and HE institutions are managing increasing numbers of students with mental health problems and finding themselves having to balance a variety of sometimes competing legal obligations in order to provide support to students and staff. The legal and practical issues which arise can be many and varied particularly in a climate of rising student expectations and a student community shaped by widening participation and equality agendas.
  • Fitness to Study Seminar - Part Two (Case Scenario)

    FE and HE institutions are managing increasing numbers of students with mental health problems and finding themselves having to balance a variety of sometimes competing legal obligations in order to provide support to students and staff. The legal and practical issues which arise can be many and varied particularly in a climate of rising student expectations and a student community shaped by widening participation and equality agendas.