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: 6 Hours
Cost: £80 +VAT


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

9:00am – 10:00am: Welcome and Session 1: Proving and Disproving Discrimination – “It’s easy isn’t it..” and 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 – Ed Williams QC and Bruce Frew 

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 Kirsty White (Claimant appearing in person).

11:00am – 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Session 3: Question and answer session with guest speaker Employment Judge Colin Goodier. King’s Heath in the Tropical Rainforest: Employment Judge Goodier looks back – and forward.

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? –  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 Joel Wallace (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

Terms and Conditions

St Philips reserves the right to vary or alter the content, timetable, location, date or speakers; or to cancel the seminar. In the event of a cancellation, St Philips Chambers will refund any payment made in respect of the cancelled conference. Neither the members of St Philips Chambers nor the speakers will be liable by reason of breach of contract, negligence or otherwise for any direct, indirect or consequential loss incurred by any person acting or omitting to act in reliance upon material provided or any presentations made at or in connection with the event.

Please be advised that places are limited so please book early to guarantee a place.

Booking terms

A VAT invoice will be sent to you in due course. All invoices for this seminar must be paid by no later than Friday 30th November 2018. Unfortunately we are unable to take online payments at this time.

Confirmation of registration

If you have not received confirmation of your registration 7 days before the conference, please telephone 0121 246 7000 to confirm that your registration form has been received.

Substitute delegates

Substitute delegates will be accepted at any time – please telephone 0121 246 7000 to let us know the name of the substitute.

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