The Liver Building

2018 Employment Law Conference


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 17th October, 2018

Time: 09:30 - 15:30

Areas of Law: Employment

Liverpool Law Society,
2nd Floor Helix,
Edmund Street,
L3 9NY

Course Code: S3999


A must-attend training event for solicitors, barristers and other practitioners involved with employment law. The conference will round-up key developments in law & practice, providing an opportunity to hear directly from some excellent speakers.

9.00 – 9.30 Registration

9.30 – 9.35 Chair welcomes & opening address ~ Lindsey Knowles, Kirwans

9.35 – 10.20 Whistleblowing – is it fit for purpose? ~ James Boyd, Kings Chambers

  • Whistleblowing from a practical legal purpose
  • The changes brought about by the ERRA
  • Tips to avoid the Tribunal
  • Tactics if you find yourself there on a whistleblowing claim

10.20 – 11.05 Employment Status – the continuing ramifications of the Taylor Review ~Michael Hibbs, Shakespeare Martineau

  • Where are we with Government proposals for legislation?
  • Where are we with case law developments in the “gig economy”?
  • How can businesses be flexible and fair to employees?
  • Helping businesses to determine who they engage and with what status

11.05 – 11.20

  • Refreshments

11.20 – 12.10 Restrictive Covenants ~ Mike Duggan QC

  • Drafting the perfect restrictive covenant
  • Non-compete, non-deal and non-solicitation – which will work?
  • Protecting confidential information
  • Compensation and negotiation damages
  • The recent cases on covenants

12.10 – 1

  • Lunch

1 – 1.45 Dealing with team moves – injunctions and other relief in the High Court ~ Kate Steele, Hill Dickinson LLP

  • How and when to apply for interim injunctions
  • The High Court process
  • Expedited trials and other “alternatives”

1.45 – 2.45 Employment Law Update ~ Martin Mensah & David Campion, Atlantic Chambers

A session exploring all the latest, cutting-edge case law developments in employment law in 2018, including in the areas of:

  • Contracts of employment
  • Notice of termination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Constructive dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Taxation of compensation
  • Costs
  • And anything else that emerges!

2.45 – 3.30 Whose Mind Is It Anyway? – Employment Judge Kenderik Horn

  • Identifying the correct decision-makers in discrimination, unfair dismissal and detriment claims
  • Analysis of the decisions in CLFIS v. Reynolds, Royal Mail Group Ltd v. Jhuti and Malik v. Cenkos Securities plc
  • Practical issues and how to address them

3.30 – 3.45 Chair summary & close


Member £205
Non-member £260
Corporate Member Training Offer 2 Credits
Training Season Ticket Free
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