TUPE Masterclass


Theme: Employment

5 July 2017, 9.30am registration (9.45am start) – 1.00pm (followed by lunch) Freeths Nottingham, (with Video Conferencing Equipment to Freeths offices in Leicester, Birmingham, Manchester, London and Sheffield)

Please note we offer the option to attend this course via video conference at another of our offices to make it accessible to as many EM Lawshare members as possible. We do our best to deliver the best experience we can with the technology we have, but inevitably it may not be as effective as attending the course in person. We always appreciate your feedback and make improvements if we can.

Presented by Freeths

Course overview

Suitable audience:

Local authority lawyers and HR professionals who are likely to encounter TUPE scenarios

The course will be a detailed, interactive workshop aimed at individuals who have at least a basic knowledge/experience of TUPE transfers (whether from a legal, HR or operational perspective) and who want the opportunity to explore in detail the legal and practical issues that arise.
Topics to be covered include:

• Identifying a TUPE transfer
• Joint ventures
• Fragmentation of services
• Sub-contractors
• Identifying who transfers
• Issues of assignment
• Practical issues arising where services are fragmented
• Common practical issues
• Uncooperative outgoing contractors
• Running the tender process with limited employee information
• Pensions issues
• Drafting TUPE provisions
• Exit provisions
• Indemnities

Interactive elements

The course is intended to be interactive, with attendees working in small groups to discuss questions and case studies.

Duration: Half a day (3 training hours) including lunch


This course will cover:

A Ethics professionalism and judgement

B Technical legal practice

B2 Legal research

B4 Draft documents

B5 Advocacy

B6 Negotiation

C Working with other people

C1 Communicate clearly and effectively

D Managing themselves and their own work

Presenter profiles:

Matt McBride is an Employment Partner at Freeths LLP and has been dealing with TUPE issues on a day-to-basis for the last 16 years, including:

• providing support on the employment and pensions aspects of a range of transactions and contracting exercises
• working alongside the HR and Legal Departments of a number of large organisations (including public sector bodies), providing immediate and practical solutions to TUPE issues
• delivering bespoke TUPE workshops to HR, commercial and legal departments.

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