(All levels)

Repeated from East Midlands

29 March 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 2.00pm (including lunch) Sheffield City Council

Presented by Browne Jacobson, Bevan Brittan and Weightmans


Course overview

Suitable audience:

HR practitioners, legal team and managers


We will be exploring a number of different topics in this interactive 5 hour employment session. It will include both a general update to remind attendees of important employment law developments with a more in-depth look at a number of different employment topics and their implications for local authorities.  The session will be designed to allow attendees to participate and will focus on practical guidance that can be taken back to the workplace.

Topics to be covered include:

General employment law update including:

  • relevant case law decisions on holiday pay, collective redundancy, HR involvement in the disciplinary process and Working Time amongst others:
  • The impact of the Local Authorities (Standing Orders)(England)(Amendment) Regulations 2015 and the removal of the Designated Independent Person
  • Proposed changes to public sector exit payments
  • Practical tips on absence management
  • Whistleblowing
  • The National Living Wage and spending cuts
  • Moving away from Green Book terms and conditions
  • TUPE
  • Employment Tribunal preparation and advocacy
  • Calculating continuity of service and the effect of the Redundancy Modification Order

Interactive elements

The session will include opportunities for attendees to participate in discussions, case studies or workshops and quizzes.

Duration: All day (5 Training hours) including lunch


A2 Maintaining competence/legal knowledge

A5 – Apply understanding, critical thinking and analysis to solve problems

B Technical legal practice 

B5 Advocacy

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

Presenter profiles:

Sarah Hooton, Browne Jacobson specialises in employment law; experienced in dealing with contentious & non-contentious matters including unfair dismissal, contractual issues, discrimination & restructures. 

Ashley Norman, Bevan Brittan has worked across a variety of sectors but has particular experience of healthcare, local government, education, social housing, financial institutions and retail.  Ashley’s area of specialism is managing discrimination disputes and has handled some substantial race and disability claims for clients from internal disciplinary and grievance levels right up to the Court of Appeal.  Ashley also acted on one of the UK’s largest whistleblowing cases involving an aerospace company, but also regularly advise clients on HR projects such as TUPE transfers, restructurings and changes to terms and conditions and am often involved in delivering training to various organisations. 

Jawaid Rehman, partner at Weightmans has worked almost exclusively for EMLS local authorities since joining Weightmans 7 years ago. He has particular expertise in large scale restructures, changing terms and conditions, trade union issues, job evaluations schemes and equal pay. Jawaid regularly trains clients and has articles published in various publications.

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If you would like to send a list of registrants, please email Julie.Scheller@freeths.co.uk.