Annual Employment Law Masterclass 2020

Annual Employment Law Masterclass 2020

22 January 2020 at Emirates Old Trafford

Our experts from Eversheds Sutherland LLP and Acas North West will bring you up to date on recent and forthcoming developments in employment law, providing guidance and increased clarity on the impact for your business/organisation.

Interactive sessions will include live polls as well as table discussions to stimulate your thinking and deepen your understanding of our ever-changing legal landscape.

Who should attend

HR professionals at all levels, business owners and managers, CEOs, managers, line-managers, employee representatives, and students in business, law and HRM.

Benefits of attending

Our Annual Employment Law Masterclass remains of the most comprehensive and affordable options on the North-West business calendar, and our rates remain unchanged since 2016.

Keeping up to date on employment law ensures you have the awareness necessary to manage your people lawfully; mitigating the risk of costly lawsuits, potential fines and reputational damage.

Programme

09:15 Doors open

9:30 Registrations, Breakfast & Networking

10:00

Welcome and opening remarks

Dr David Beech, Chair CIPD Manchester Branch

10:15

Recent and forthcoming legislation

Chloe Themistocleous, Associate, specialising in Employment Law

10:55 Short break

11:00

NDAs, whistleblowing & sexual harassment

Jenny Mann, Senior Associate, Human Resources Practice Group

11:40 Morning Coffee

11:55

Off-payroll working (IR35)

Mark Hammerton, Partner, Human Resources Practice Group

12:35 Two-course seated lunch

13:45

Case Law update

Jenny Mann, Chloe Themistocleous

14:25 Short break

14:30

Information and consultation of employees

Mark Hammerton

15:00 Afternoon tea

15:15

Mental health – Legal obligations and responsibilities

James Boffey, Trainer in Good Practice Services, Acas NW

15:55

Panel Q&A Your questions answered

All

16:30 Close

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Our Masterclass begins at 09:30 with breakfast. Settle in at your table or network with fellow delegates, experts and representatives from CIPD Manchester Branch. Short breaks between all sessions will ensure you have time to gather your thoughts, make additional notes or draft a question for our closing Panel Q&A. For those who want a little fresh air, take a stroll on the terraces (accessible directly from our conference suite)

All attendees will receive comprehensive delegates packs comprising detailed notes, case studies and more.

  • Free parking passes on arrival
  • Certificates of attendance
  • Take a look our 2019 event catch-up

Our Experts

Eversheds Sutherland

We are delighted to welcome the law firm Eversheds Sutherland LLP for a second year.

Mark Hammerton is a Partner (Human Resources Practice Group) and will lead his team of experts. Mark has substantial experience in employment law. He is an expert in TUPE, restructuring, whistleblowing, complex disciplinary/grievance matters, executive severance, mass equal pay claims and employment status (including agency workers).

Jenny Mann is a Senior Associate (Human Resources Practice Group) handling both contentious and non-contentious matters, providing pragmatic advice to employers on a wide range of employment issues.

Chloe Themistocleous is an Associate specialising in Employment Law. She has a wealth of experience in Tribunal litigation, including claims for unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination and whistleblowing. Chloe has also successfully conducted large scale redundancy litigation cases involving up to 350 parties. In addition to her Employment Tribunal work, Chloe provides employment law and human resources advice and training to businesses.

Acas North West

We welcome James Boffey (Trainer in Good Practice Services) is a regular at our masterclasses and always delivers highly engaging and informative sessions. This year with increased focus on wellbeing James will discuss mental health. James has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations across the North West and provides advice, training and support to both staff and management; improving employment relations and business performance.

The Venue

Emirates Old Trafford is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club and is one of the most prestigious conference venues in Manchester. Our conference suite offers panoramic views over the famous pitch and, weather permitting, you’ll be free to stroll along the terraces. The Pavillion building is accessible via Gate 1 from Talbot Road. When entering the building, take the stairs or lifts to the 3rd Floor to register.

Additional information

Conference Rates

  • CIPD Member £150
  • Non-Member £240
  • CIPD Student Member £75

Group bookings

We offer a free place for group bookings of five or more delegates.

Ticket sales end 16 January at midday

Ticket sales are online-only, and VAT is included

Dietary requirements*

Please indicate any preferences or needs at the time of booking.

Waiting List

As this event is hugely popular, we have set up a waiting list. If you join our waiting list, you will receive an email notification as soon as a place becomes available and you will have 4 hours to register before the place becomes available to the next person on the waiting list.

Cancellation Policy

If you find you are unable to attend the event, please give at least 30 working days notice so we can release your ticket to someone on our waiting list. You can cancel your ticket via the Eventbrite desktop site or send us an email, and we will cancel your ticket.

Delegate badges

Please submit your job title and company when completing your registration. We will use this information to produce your delegate badge.

Free parking on-site

If you are driving to the venue, we provide free parking on-site. Use Gate 1 on Talbot Road to access The Pavillion car parks 1 or 2