Cloisters Employment Law Conference: What you need to know in 2017


Cloisters’ leading employment law silks and juniors will share their wealth of expertise and practical know-how on hot employment law issues that are likely to have the greatest impact on employment and HR professionals in the coming year. Book now and ensure your place at this one day conference which will be held on 3 November 2016 from 10am to 4pm at Parliament Chamber, Inner Temple, London.


Topics covered

Brexit: what the future holds

Data protection and the new obligations

Disability and absence management

Gender pay gap reporting

Workers’ status and the emerging freelance economy

Authoritative speakers and programme

The event will be chaired by Robin Allen, Head of Cloisters and a distinguished award-winning silk known for his ground-breaking work in employment, equality, discrimination and human rights law cases.

Rachel Crasnow QC and Tom Gillie will launch the conference with Brexit: what the future holds providing you with essential insight into the latest position and the expected impact on employment law as Britain prepares to leave the EU.

Paul Epstein QC and Claire McCann will follow with their talk on Data protection and the new obligations which will include the 2016 EU General Data Protection Regulation, financial remedies under the Data Protection Act, the obligation to disclose personal or third party data and the new Privacy Shield framework.

Catherine Casserley and Caroline Musgrave will navigate you through the difficult terrain of absence management in their session entitled Disability and absence management. They will offer practical advice about the duty to make reasonable adjustments and to be prepared for the Court of Appeal’s consideration of ‘discrimination arising from disability’ in Williams in December 2016.

Daphne Romney QC and Navid Pourghazi will start the afternoon with their talk on Gender pay gap reporting where you will learn about the obligations and the likely effects of the mandatory Gender Pay Gap reporting regulations which will become law in early 2017.

Jason Galbraith-Marten QC and Sarah Fraser Butlin  will end the conference and bring you up to speed with the Uber and cycle courier litigation in their talk entitled Workers’ status and the emerging freelance economy. You will hear expert answers to the difficult questions surrounding agency workers and whistleblowing.

CPD Hours: 4

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Reserve your place NOW and take advantage of the early bird discount offer of £50 +VAT