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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Effective complaint handling

    The FCA published the results of its Complaint Handling thematic review in November 2014, followed by a consultation paper in December on improving complaint handling and implementation of the ADR Directive. All firms will now need to consider the themes highlighted in the review and evaluate their complaint handling procedures in light of its findings to ensure that consumers’ interests are at the core of their 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.
  • Employment Law Breakfast Briefing: De-Mystifying Shared Parental Leave (SPL)

    Has your organisation already received requests for SPL?
  • 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.
  • Group income protection/PHI - Costs, duties and benefits - with JLT

    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.
  • Hot topics in financial services

    With so much happening in the financial services industry in 2015, it is more important than ever that organisations understand and keep on top of legal and regulatory changes.
  • 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.
  • ICC event: TTIP: Good for Business, Good for the Economy

    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement is at a critical stage. The deal is estimated to be worth EUR 100 billion in GDP growth including £10 billion annual benefit to the UK economy yet over 100,000 people voiced their opposition to the agreement in last year’s EU consultation. We believe it is time for business to help inform the debate.
  • 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 French employment law

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • Introduction to German employment law

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
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