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Eversheds Sutherland training and events

Eversheds Sutherland provide thought-leading briefings and conferences, as well as core courses, to help practitioners develop their understanding of law and regulation in the workplace. We work with independent experts and government agencies to help organisations understand new legal requirements prior to implementation dates. We also aim to help delegates with their own personal professional development and to encourage better practice.

In addition, we provide a wide selection of free breakfast briefings, events and webinars. 

Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • 14th annual Labour relations conference - Fair rights, effective representation?

    There is evidence that employers and investors, are listening to what Theresa May has had to say about employment and pay, and reforming their practices. It also appears that political change in the EU and the USA have not had the economic consequences that were predicted. Timed to follow the TUC and party conferences, this conference addresses the impact of international developments on the UK labour market.
  • Advanced employee investigation interview skills and tactics

    In recognition of the rising expectations judges have of an employer's investigation process and documentation, and the ever increasing complexity of some employee investigations, more and more organisations are recognising that the conduct of investigations is a specialist role, and developing in-house teams of dedicated management investigators.
  • Austrian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Although there are similarities, it is dangerous to consider the German and Austrian employment law systems to be one and the same. Austrian law is distinct in many ways, most importantly in relation to probationary periods, the termination of employment contracts and severance. There are also sufficient differences in contract law to make the use of one model employment contract, for German and Austrian employees, a potentially expensive error for employers.
  • Avoiding victimisation - infamy, infamy...

    Every experienced HR professional will have to deal with a disgruntled employee who cannot move on from an incident, or disappointment, at work. A fair grievance process may have been followed and a thorough investigation held, but some employees simply cannot get over an outcome. This workshop provides a safe space to talk about the warning signs and the steps you can take.
  • Business immigration update - UK visa sponsorship and licence management

    This Business immigration update - UK visa sponsorship and licence management training course is relevant to HR and recruitment professionals from Tier 2 and 5 sponsors (including potential sponsors) who use the sponsor management system or have responsibility for a sponsor licence. Knowledge of the points-based system is assumed.
  • Central and Eastern European HR: employment law in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia

    The Central and Eastern European ("CEE") countries have distinctive employment law frameworks which an increasing number of HR practitioners and in-house lawyers must come to terms with.
  • Colleagues with cancer - Corporate compassion

    The term ‘cancer’ covers more than 100 distinct diseases, each of which has varying symptoms, treatments and prospects for recovery.
  • Complex employment disputes - cases from hell

    Sometimes, from apparently simple facts, an employment dispute can cause damage far beyond the costs and issues that had initially appeared to be at stake, while consuming vast amounts of time and resources. There are some early, tell-tale signs of cases that will not ‘go away’, or which may take an unexpected turn. A claimant, who makes every type of claim and contests every stage, may lead a well-intentioned employer into apparently contradictory positions.
  • Current developments in employment law - Unknown knowns?

    These updates cover new developments in employment law. Delivered by leading employment lawyers, we provide straightforward, practical guidance about key statutory changes and recent case-law. You can trust us to tell you what you really need to know.
  • Developing effective IP policies

    This seminar is aimed at executives, in-house legal counsel and other with IP/contract responsibility within universities and other educational institutions and organisations.
  • Dutch employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    It is commonly believed that it is difficult and expensive to terminate an employment contract in the Netherlands. Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company to changes, for example a fluctuation in workload. A wide variety of options are available for employers to hire people in a flexible manner provided that the rules are used properly.
  • Employee investigations

    Employment tribunals expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints. This investigation can be time-consuming and complicated. However, if carried out early and correctly, an investigation should contain a problem and minimise distraction from the business.
  • Employee relations - working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    A decline in industrial action and a trend within HR functions toward specialism, means that many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
  • Employees and mental health - responsibility and adjustment (with OH Assist)

    At any time, 1 in 5 of the working population will have a mental health disorder, most commonly anxiety or depression, and a further 1 in 6 will have symptoms of mental ill health, including substance dependence*. Most of these people will recover from their illness.
  • Employing military veterans: inclusive employment workshop

    This morning workshop will have a particular focus on recruiting military veterans.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essential immigration law for employers

    Increasing compliance activity, the Government’s commitment to a net migration target and Brexit make it crucial that employers have a clear understanding of right to work issues. This course covers the UK immigration system, in the context of the employment life cycle, the areas of law that apply and competing risks and penalties.
  • European HR: cross-border employment law

    Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders is even more difficult due to cultural and legal differences.
  • Eversheds Sutherland Academy for in-house lawyers – the essentials of being commercial

    Eversheds Sutherland Academy is a unique three-day residential commercial awareness programme designed specifically for in-house lawyers.
  • Eversheds Sutherland forum for female in-house lawyers

    Carrie is a networking forum open to all female in-house lawyers. Our network is named after Carrie Morrison, the first woman to be admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, in 1922. Events are free to attend.
  • French employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • GDPR and HR - Game-changing powers

    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in all the EU member states and the UK from 25 May 2018.
  • Gender pay and equal pay: reporting and reporters

    You can have a gender pay gap without having an equal pay problem. Soon, all businesses and third sector organisations with over 250 employees will have to publicly report on average pay differences between their male and female employees. Similar obligations will apply in the public sector. The Government’s expectation is that greater transparency and public scrutiny will force employers to take action to close the gender pay gap and accelerate equality between the sexes.
  • German employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • Health and Safety Summer School - Health as well as safety

    The Health and Safety Executive is ‘targeting workplace inspection activity on risk reduction, including a sustained focus on health risks’. Good employers have always been concerned about employee wellbeing and recently this responsibility has mainstreamed, with better practice now more widespread.
  • Health and safety update - Painful lessons

    Brexit should make little difference to health and safety law and nothing much has changed in terms of safety legislation either, but the Drayton Manor Theme Park and Grenfell Tower tragedies are painful reminders that danger lurks where we may not expect it.
  • Immigration law: tier 4 sponsor obligations - update for education institutions

    Education providers who sponsor, or intend to sponsor international students should attend this course. Tier 4 has been subject to increased scrutiny recently, in terms of changes to the sponsor guidance and UK Visas and Immigration inspections. Specialist lawyers will update you on recent guidance and practical areas to focus on to ensure compliance. They will share their experiences of assisting sponsors through UKVI inspections and how to prepare for an inspection.
  • Introduction to Defined Contribution pensions: running a DC scheme

    Pension scheme trustees are required by law to have a knowledge and understanding of: – the law relating to pensions and trusts – the principles relating to scheme funding and investment
  • Introduction to Hong Kong employment law

    Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading international financial centres, and the base from which many multi-nationals choose to headquarter their Asian operations. Against a backdrop of slow economic growth in the rest of the world, many corporations are increasing the scale of their operations in Asia in general, and Hong Kong in particular.
  • Investment Masterclass - The future of Liability Driven Investment (LDI)

    In an environment punctuated by political shocks, should schemes continue to hedge their pension fund liabilities? Or has fear overtaken rational thought?
  • Irish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Israeli employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Israel has become a preferred regional base for many multinational companies. An increasing number of companies also have Israeli operations, either through regional expansion or through acquisition. Israeli employment law is unique and extremely dynamic, regulated by a variety of legal and contractual sources as well as an influential labour court system.
  • Italian employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Italy probably has the most complex employment law in Europe. Did you know that in Italy: there are more than 400 national collective agreements in force; four different categories of employees, all subject to specific (and different) rules and regulations; and that unfair dismissal claims can, and do, result in compulsory reinstatement and awards of more than 40 months of salary?
  • Job stress - reduction and inspection

    The Health and Safety Executive’s 2016 strategy gives the same priority to health as it does to safety, and there will be a renewed focus on the Stress Management Standards. HSE inspectors will become more attentive to work-related ill health and we may see greater use of improvement notices.
  • Key Tier 2 immigration sponsor obligations webinar for education institutions

    Education providers who employ or who wish to employ migrant workers need to be Tier 2 sponsor licence holders.
  • Key Tier 4 immigration sponsor obligations webinar for education institutions

    Education providers who teach or wish to teach international students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of important changes recently and this trend is likely to continue especially with the Government saying that it will review whether the student immigration rules should be tailored to the quality of the course and the educational institution.
  • Long Term Sickness Absence and Disability Discrimination

    Managing long term sickness absence involves a difficult balancing act between helping the employee return to work and deciding when the time has been reached when the institution can no longer put up with the absence.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    Scandinavian countries have a shared history, a tradition of working together on legislative issues and a similar approach to welfare. Citizens of Nordic states can pass across each other’s borders and they understand each other’s language. But despite the similarity of legal structures and solutions, there are significant differences, to the extent that lawyers tend to specialise in one jurisdiction only.
  • Pensions breakfast briefing - Taking stock for autumn

    As always, there will be plenty to keep pension scheme trustees, sponsors and providers busy over the coming months. Our autumn series of pensions breakfast briefings will bring you up to date on the legal issues you need to get to grips with
  • Pensions conference - Pensions fairness: Whose responsibility?

    Social justice arguments are increasingly prominent in debate about pensions reform. They raise reputational issues for those responsible for employer schemes as well as their advisers. With the insight of leading experts, this conference considers the cost and affordability of pension justice and injustice and the difference a new Government may make.
  • People issues in deals - Disruption then integration

    Low interest and exchange rates, Brexit, America First, and even Northern Powerhouse initiatives are leading to a flurry of transactional activity. Although the people aspects of a corporate transaction rarely drive a deal, they often determine the success of it. Without careful internal messaging about the strategic benefits of a deal, and genuine storytelling about the vision for the future, an organisation may fail to gain the emotional buy-in necessary to realise the full value of the project.
  • Public Sector Pensions Conference 2017

    Our 2017 public sector pensions conferences will take a look at some of the key legal challenges impacting public sector pensions and in particular the LGPS.
  • Purposeful HR: enablement and risk

    Modern HR thinking encourages HR professionals to take wider business roles and for business managers to enter the HR function. This course is aimed at managers who need a better understanding of practical HR compliance and HRs distinct position as trusted adviser
  • Real Estate Training Programme

    The Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Dispute Resolution Training Programme is a comprehensive course of training sessions aimed at the junior and mid level members of your team.
  • Safe recruitment - Inclusion with checks

    Your recruitment agencies may be responsible for right to work, identity and reference checks but employers cannot distance themselves from the damage to reputation of a bad hire. This briefing brings you up to date on a range of background checking duties and expectations, and the different approaches employers choose to take.
  • Safety concepts and triggers: HSE expectations

    ‘Foreseeable’ risk and ‘reasonable practicability’ are crucial terms frequently referred to in health and safety legislation, case-law and compliance advice. But, clear definitions of these terms are hard to find and even harder to apply in practice.
  • SHINE essentials Autumn 2017

    The Eversheds Sutherland SHINE campaign is all about giving in-house counsel the knowledge, news and networking opportunities to help you in your roles. These seminars have proved very popular in the past, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Spanish employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Spanish and UK labour systems differ greatly. Spanish employment law is mainly based on the regulations contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in force in the market sector. Sometimes a specific CBA can be negotiated for one company with the trade unions and employee representatives.
  • Strategic performance management – promoting a high performance culture

    Managing performance and promoting a high performance culture is a key sector issue, especially given the importance of external and regulatory factors such as the proposed changes to REF, the introduction of TEF, Ofsted, QAA and league tables. However, managing performance is an area which institutions have traditionally found difficult to deal with and managers and HR may not necessarily be fully equipped to deal with the challenges involved in this process.
  • Swiss employment law training - practical guidance and local insights

    Switzerland is chosen by many multinational companies as a base for their European or global cross-border business activities, largely because of its advantageous investment climate.
  • TUPE: principles and practice

    Lawyers find TUPE laws complex and difficult, so it is not surprising that managers and HR professionals do too. Using examples throughout, this course explains the key stages of a TUPE transfer including planning and election of employee reps. We focus on commercial realities and solutions, reflecting the need to balance business requirements with legal compliance.
  • TUPE Update: Commercial reality and politics

    Employers now have more opportunity to take pro-active steps to determine their preferred ‘TUPE outcome’. This course covers ways of minimising legal risk and cost, with case study illustrations. We also explain how recent developments, including the Taylor Review, GDPR and the National Living Wage, are influencing business sales and outsourcing and why, as a result of Brexit, many organisations are rewriting their outsourcing contracts.

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