Events & Seminars

Employment Conference (Birmingham)

St Philips Chambers, 55 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5LS

Date & Time: 05/12/2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm (registration 8:30am)
CPD:
Cost: £80 +VAT

8:30am – 9:00am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am: Welcome and Session 1: Time limits in discrimination cases – The impact of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board v Morgan [2018] EWCA Civ 640 on reasonable adjustment cases and beyond – Bruce Frew and Ed Williams QC

10:00am – 11:00am: Session 2:

(a) High Court litigation: are you choosing the right forum? What are my chances of an injunction in the High Court? An interactive session with 2 barristers experienced in making the choice and dealing with employment in the High Court, featuring your opportunity to set the agenda in our Q and A session. – Ed Beever and Rob Mundy

(b) Just for Junior Employment Lawyers: The Junior Practitioner’s Guide to Surviving the Employment Tribunal (limited places available)

  • Deconstructing Constructive Dismissal – Joel Wallace
  • Mock Tribunal: Case Management Preliminary Hearing – Alex MacMillan (Judge), Lorna Badham (Counsel for the Respondent) and Theodora Hand (Claimant appearing in person).

11:00am – 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Session 3: Guest speaker – Colin Goodier, Q&A Session

12:30 pm – 1:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm: Session 4:

(a) problems in the care sector: (i) where are we now with working time? (ii) where are we now with outsourcing? – Helen Gardiner, Elizabeth Hodgetts and Alex MacMillan

(b) Just for Junior Employment Lawyers: The Junior Practitioner’s Guide to Surviving the Employment Tribunal (limited places available)

  • Remedies in the Employment Tribunal: A Practical Guide – Emma Williamson
  • Mock Tribunal: Strike Out Application at a Preliminary Hearing – William Horwood (Judge), Lorna Badham (Counsel for the Respondent) and Theodora Hand (Claimant appearing in person).

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Session 5: Focus on Remedies: Assessing compensation for injury to feelings and complex financial loss (including pensions).  Petar Starcevic and Sarah George outline the principles and facilitate break-out sessions in which the delegates work through real life examples.

3:30pm – 4:00pm: Coffee break

4:00pm – 5:00pm: Session 6: Interactive employment law quiz

5:00pm: End with refreshments

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