The Liver Building

Employment Law: Summer 2021 Update


Speaker: Various

Date: Wednesday 30th June, 2021

Time: 13:30 - 16:30

Areas of Law: Employment


Course Code: S4577


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1.30 – 1.35pm    Welcome & intro ~ Lindsey Knowles, Brabners

1.35 – 2.15pm    Whistleblowing – what’s the latest ? Emlyn Williams, partner with Weightmans LLP will consider the key developments since the Supreme Court’s seismic decision in the case of Royal Mail Group Ltd v Jhuti.

2.15 – 2.55pm   Employment status – Uber and out? Rebecca Jones, an employment barrister at 23ES, will consider the decision in the case of Uber BV v Aslam and the ramifications of the same

2.55 – 3.10pm    comfort break

3.10 – 3.40pm    General Update from the Employment Tribunals with Regional Employment Judge Franey

3.40 – 4.20pm    The Burden of Proof –  should we be hung up about it? David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers will discuss plus Efobi and other developments

4.20 – 4.30pm         Questions?  summary & thanks ~ Lindsey Knowles, Brabners


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Speaker Biographies

Regional Employment Judge David Franey joined Russell Jones & Walker as a trainee solicitor in London in 1988 and moved to the Manchester office upon qualification.  He was a partner and Head of Employment in the Midlands and the North between 1995 -2010.  Appointed a fee paid Employment Judge in the North West region in  2009, he became a salaried employment judge in 2013 and Regional Employment Judge on 1 July 2020.

David Reade QC is recognised as one of the Country’s leading silks in commercial litigation and employment law. He has appeared in many leading authorities. He is also an ADR qualified mediator.

Rebecca Jones of 23ES Chambers enjoys a diverse employment, commercial and chancery practice. She was called to the Bar in 2013. Rebecca acts for both Claimants and Respondents in all areas of employment law at all stages of litigation. Practice areas covered include unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, TUPE, breach of contract, wages claims and restrictive covenants including allegations of inducement.

Lindsey Knowles is a Senior Associate in the Employment and Pensions team at Brabners LLP.  Lindsey is an experienced employment lawyer who handles issues such as changing terms and conditions, contract and policy drafting, claims in the Tribunals, disciplinaries, discrimination, bullying and harassment, dismissals and redundancy, HR advice, grievances, restructures and redundancy, restrictive covenant advice, settlement agreements, TUPE and whistleblowing.  She is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, as well as a Director and Chair of the Liverpool Law Society Employment Law Committee.

Emlyn Williams is Head of the Healthcare Employment and Healthcare Commercial teams at Weightmans LLP. He has over twenty years’ experience as an employment law advocate and particular interests in TUPE, whistleblowing, equal pay and discrimination issues. He was the first Chair of the Employment Law Committee of Liverpool Law Society and held that position until 2013 when he stood down to become Vice President of Liverpool Law Society. He became President of Liverpool Law Society in December 2014. Emlyn has been a member of the Employment Tribunal Users Group for the North West (representing Liverpool Law Society members) since 2005. He was also instrumental in the launch, in November 2006, of the Merseyside Employee Relations Forum, at which he remains a regular contributor and speaker.


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