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Annual Seminar for Solicitors and HR Executives


Update your employment law knowledge at our highly acclaimed specialist conference where our leading experts will provide practical and informative insights into recent and forthcoming case law and statutory developments.

Our keynote speakers this year will be Judge Richard Byrne, Regional Employment Judge South East, and Professor Owen Warnock, Emeritus Professor of Employment Law at the University of East Anglia and former partner at Eversheds LLP.

Business need

This event is designed to provide those with an existing knowledge of employment law with a comprehensive annual update on case law and statutory developments across the whole field. If you want to be confident that you are up to date on current employment issues and have the opportunity to network with experts in their field, this is the event for you.

This event will attract four hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation from the Law Society.

Suitable For

Solicitors, HR Professionals, Employment Law Practitioners, Employment Relations Specialists and Employee Representatives.


ACAS introduction and report on matters of interest.

Case law update with Professor Owen Warnock:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Supreme Court restrictions on what amounts to constructive dismissal
  • Important discrimination cases
  • The new tax rules for termination payments
  • Contracts and pay details for workers – the new rules

Recent developments in Employment Tribunal Practice and Procedure with Regional Employment Judge Richard Byrne:

  • Judicial Assessment
  • Tribunal fees
  • Case law on Early Conciliation
  • What is meant by ‘likely’ in the context of interim relief

‘Gig economy’ employment law and other fast-moving issues with Professor Owen Warnock:

  • The gig economy case law – the 2018 high profile cases and what they mean on the ground
  • Progress with the proposals for reform of the law on employees, workers, and the self-employed
  • NHS and other whistle-blowers

The HMCTS Reform Programme and Employment Tribunals and the impact of the return of Fees with Regional Employment Judge Richard Byrne:

  • The Reform Programme and “Digital” tribunals
  • IT upgrades at the Employment Tribunal
  • Proposals in the Courts and Prisons Bill including
  • Employment Tribunal online hearings, panel composition and rules

Questions and discussion
A chance for delegates and speakers to reflect on the day and to discuss other current topics of interest for employment lawyers.

Lunch will be provided with networking opportunities throughout the day.

Please note that this programme is subject to change depending on legislative changes, case law and other developments.

Venue Tattersalls Ltd   Map (opens in new window)   Date 12/09/2018    Time 09:45 - 16:00   
Price £175.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.