Forthcoming events and seminars

  • 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.
  • Bereavement, grief and work - Sympathy and support - with Cruse Bereavement Care and ACAS

    “Take as long as you need...”. There is lots of evidence of good practice in the handling of bereavement in the workplace. Despite popular support for a statutory entitlement to bereavement leave, this is much easier said than done. Legislation would require definitions, limits and standards which may be insensitive to the unique impact of each death and the way that those affected need to grieve.

    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.
  • Changes to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regime seminar for FE

    The Children and Families Act 2014 led to the introduction on 1 September 2014 of the new ‘Special Educational Needs and Disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years’ (“SEND CoP”) which was accompanied by non-statutory guidance for further education and other post-16 providers.
  • Collaborative Contracting for Infrastructure Projects – Current trends in Alliancing

    “There is now an industry wide track record that supports the business case for alliances” Infrastructure Client Group - Alliancing Best Practice in Infrastructure Delivery 2014
  • Compliance with Tier 2 Sponsor Obligations seminar– update for education institutions

    Education providers who employ or who wish to employ migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders. The Tier 2 Sponsor Guidance contains a large number of obligations that education providers must comply with and often, internal systems and processes are not robust enough to be fully compliant with the Tier 2 Sponsor Guidance.
  • Compliance with Tier 4 Sponsor Obligations seminar – update 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 changes in recent months, some of which could have huge consequences for education providers if they are not complied with. For example, there has been a significant change in relation to HTS requirements and, in particular, refusal rates which, from November 2014 will be cut from 20% to 10%.
  • Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 - Evolution not revolution

    CDM has been controversial from the moment the first regulations came into force. Opinion is divided as to what will be achieved by the CDM Regulations 2015.
  • 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. It introduced a penalty of public orders, as well as unlimited fines. Eight years on, only eleven relatively small companies have been convicted and two small companies have been acquitted.
  • Critical Developments in Employment Law seminar - for education institutions

    The one constant in the area of employment law is change, and 2015 is set to be no exception. It can be difficult for busy HR professionals to read and digest the latest legislation, case law and its implications. This seminar will provide you with an understanding of key recent developments and how they impact on the education sector.
  • Current developments in employment law - End of term...

    The pressure is on the Government to complete its employment reforms before the Election. The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill impacts on zero hours contracts, and the employment status review may lead to an extension of employment rights to all workers.
  • Driving for work - Policies, investigation and the law

    There were 133 work-related fatalities last year, a statistic which is rightly regarded with the utmost seriousness. However, there are also around 1,000 road traffic fatalities each year involving workplace driving. This area of health and safety law has not always attracted the attention that such a shocking statistic deserves, although it is back on the Parliamentary agenda.
  • 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.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essentials for academy clerks and company secretaries

    Becoming an academy confers legal responsibilities under company law which many schools and sponsors are unfamiliar with. In addition, the EFA’s guidance on academy trust compliance is developing everyday.
  • 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.
  • 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 seminar for education institutions

    The last year has continued to see changes in the enforcement of health and safety law. The flow of corporate manslaughter cases coming before the courts has continued to increase, and fines for health and safety offences have been increasing dramatically.
  • Hot employment issues in the financial services sector

    Global markets, high pay, increasing regulation, more aggressive enforcement, media and political scrutiny and mobile talent characterise the financial services sector. These factors raise particular employment law issues requiring specialist skills and experience.
  • HR Summer School 2015 - Future HR?

    It is in the interest of every HR professional to deepen their understanding of their organisation’s purpose and operating context, and the part they play in achieving goals. The aim of this Summer School is to explore some skills of ‘future HR leaders’ and some evergreen people issues.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Introduction to Canadian employment law

    With a highly-educated and diverse labour pool, abundant natural resources, and a stable banking and legal system, many international organisations are choosing to operate in Canada. This course provides a general overview of Canadian employment law including immigration and visa issues.

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