Employment Law Conference

  • When: October 3, 2017 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
  • Where: Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester M3 4LQ
  • Summary: Manchester Law Society’s popular Employment Law Conference returns for 2017 on 3 October with interactive workshops and topical presentations.
  • Details:

    We are delighted to announce the conference will close with a keynote address from Regional Employment Judge Parkin.

    Speakers will explore the impact of the Taylor Report, and what this means for the Gig Economy. The interactive workshops will explore issues around restrictive covenants, family friendly rights and problem areas in whistleblowing law.

    Delegates from our 2016 conference said:
    “Well worth it – useful topics”
    “Very informative”
    “I will be recommending this conference to my colleagues”
    “Brilliantly planned, good topics and knowledgeable speakers”
    “Very good – well structured & informative”
    “Worthwhile attending”
    “Interesting, group sessions good and worth attending”
    “The content and venue were excellent”
    “I’d go again”

    09:00   Registration, refreshments and networking

    09:30   Welcome and introduction
    Michael Ball, Partner, Gateley Plc and Chair of Manchester Law Society Employment Law Committee

     09:40   Does the Taylor Review mean the end of the Gig Economy?
    Michael Ball, Partner, Gateley Plc and Chair of Manchester Law Society Employment Law Committee
    Phil Allen, Partner, Weighmans

    10:10   Workshops session 1
    A. Restrictive Covenants – walking the enforceability tightrope

    • Case-law update and lessons learned from Utilitywise Plc
    • Practical application of restrictions
    • How far dare you go? A look at the tipping point on enforceability

    Bryn Doyle, Partner, Squire Patton Bogg
    B. Family Friendly rights: Sharing is caring?

    • Simplifying Shared Parental Leave
    • Pitfalls and Opportunities
    • Family related time off

    Clare Armstrong, Solicitor, Slater & Gordon
    C. Problem areas in whistleblowing law

    • Third party liability after Jhuti and Osipov
    • The correct approach to the burden of proof
    • The extent of disclosures “in the Public Interest” after Nurmohamed
    • The boundaries of whistleblowing protection

    Nick Siddall, Littleton Chambers

    11:10   Refreshments and networking

    11:30   Workshops session 2 (repeated as above) 

    12:30   Recent Developments
    Regional Employment Judge Parkin

    13:00   Closing comments from the chair

    13:15   Close of conference with a networking lunch

    CPD: 3 hours and SRA Competency (Solicitors) A2 and A4

    Cost to attend:
    Members of MLS £65.00 + VAT (£78.00) Non Members £90.00 + VAT (£108.00)
    Price includes light refreshments and course materials and lunch.

    To book your place please email VictoriaRidge@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk or complete and return the Employment Law Conference booking form

    To book online with a credit or debit card please click here.
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    e is an additional 3% charge to pay by credit card and a 2% charge to pay by debit card.

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.


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