Our bi-annual HR Update Seminar is an unmissable event for in-house employment lawyers and HR professionals, offering the opportunity to take stock of recent and future employment law developments and providing expert insight and practical guidance on the issues that you have to grapple with on a day-to-day basis. 

This year's event will cover a diverse range of topics from a general case update, to a focus on discrimination law and business immigration.

Event details

10 October 2018

08:15 - Breakfast

08:50 -  Start

12:00 -  Finish, followed by networking

Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 3 Sovereign Square, Sovereign Street, Leeds, LS1 4ER 

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08.50-09.00: Welcome and agenda

Speaker: Sally Hulston (Partner and Head of Employment, Leeds)

09.00-10.00: Recent and future employment law developments

Speakers: Sally Hulston (Partner) and Andy Graham (Managing Associate) 

This session will bring you up to speed on all the key legislative and case law developments from the last 12 months, before looking ahead to consider what's on the horizon. Sally and Andy will cover a variety of developments and the agenda is likely to include the following areas:

  • Unfair dismissal
  • Whistleblowing
  • Working time
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment status
  • TUPE
  • What's on the horizon?
10.00-10.30: A spotlight on equality law developments

Speakers: Laura Pilkington (Managing Associate) and Ben Dawson (Associate)

Laura and Ben will shine the spotlight on the many interesting developments in the equality sphere from the last 12 months and are likely to cover the following areas:

  • Proving discrimination
  • Disability
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy and maternity
  • Sex
  • Family leave
10.30-11.00: Break
11.00-12.00: Key business immigration issues for employment lawyers and HR professionals in a post-Brexit era

Speakers: Sarah Harrop (Partner and Head of Immigration) and John Bracken (Associate)

The uncertainty regarding Brexit is causing employers and employees alike to raise questions regarding UK immigration issues, both concerning EEA and non-EEA nationals. This session will cover the key topics that employment lawyers and HR professionals who are not UK immigration specialists need to be aware of when considering these issues. Sarah and John will cover:

  • The key principles of UK immigration law
  • The current system of registration certificates, residence cards and permanent residence for EEA nationals and their families
  • Brexit – how will you engage EEA nationals in future and what steps do you need to take for your existing EEA national employees?
  • Working visas for non-EEA nationals – overview of Tier 2 of the points based system


If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here, please advise of any dietary requirements by emailing Jane.