2018 Employment Law Conference

Event Details

Course Code: S3999
Speaker: Various
Specialisations: Employment, Conferences,
Venue: Liverpool Law Society, 2nd Floor Helix, Edmund Street, Liverpool, L3 9NY
Date: Wednesday, 17 October, 2018
Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Members Price: £205
Non Members Price: £260
Corporate Training Offer: Free
Training Season Ticket: Free

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Event Description

A must-attend training event for solicitors, barristers and other practitioners involved with employment law. The conference will round-up key developments in law & practice, providing an opportunity to hear directly from some excellent speakers.

9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.35 Chair welcomes & opening address ~ Lindsey Knowles, Kirwans

9.35 – 10.20 Whistleblowing - is it fit for purpose? ~ James Boyd, Kings Chambers
• Whistleblowing from a practical legal purpose
• The changes brought about by the ERRA
• Tips to avoid the Tribunal
• Tactics if you find yourself there on a whistleblowing claim

10.20 – 11.05 Employment Status – the continuing ramifications of the Taylor Review ~Michael Hibbs, Shakespeare Martineau
• Where are we with Government proposals for legislation?
• Where are we with case law developments in the “gig economy”?
• How can businesses be flexible and fair to employees?
• Helping businesses to determine who they engage and with what status

11.05 – 11.20 Refreshments

11.20 – 12.10 Restrictive Covenants ~ Mike Duggan QC
• Drafting the perfect restrictive covenant
• Non-compete, non deal and non solicitation – which will work?
• Protecting confidential information
• Compensation and negotiation damages
• The recent cases on covenants

12.10 – 1 Lunch

1 – 1.45 Dealing with team moves – injunctions and other relief in the High Court ~ Kate Steele, Hill Dickinson LLP
• How and when to apply for interim injunctions
• The High Court process
• Expedited trials and other “alternatives”

1.45 – 2.45 Employment Law Update ~ Daniel Northall, Littleton Chambers
A session exploring all the latest, cutting edge case law developments in employment law in 2018, including in the areas of:
• Contracts of employment
• Notice of termination
• Disability discrimination
• Constructive dismissal
• Whistleblowing
• Taxation of compensation
• Costs
• And anything else that emerges!

2.45 – 3.30 Whose Mind Is It Anyway? - Employment Judge Kenderik Horne
• Identifying the correct decision-makers in discrimination, unfair dismissal and detriment claims
• Analysis of the decisions in CLFIS v. Reynolds, Royal Mail Group Ltd v. Jhuti and Malik v. Cenkos Securities plc
• Practical issues and how to address them

3.30 – 3.45 Chair summary & close

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