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Eversheds Sutherland provides thought leadership, legal updates and horizon scanning through our events, webinars and training courses. Our programme of events, webinars and training courses are designed to keep you up to date with key challenges you face on a daily basis.

If you have any queries about our events, webinars or training courses please email webinars@eversheds-sutherland.com

Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • Adjustments - what is reasonable?

    When a disabled job applicant or employee is ‘substantially’ disadvantaged, the employer has a legal duty to make ‘reasonable’ adjustments. The difficulty is that what is reasonable depends upon the circumstances of each case, and upon the size and resources of the employer. As workplaces become more inclusive of older and disabled workers, as technology and work patterns change and good practice expectations rise, managers face an ever broadening range of requests.
  • A new immigration system – what it will mean for your recruitment of non-British/Irish staff and an update on the implications of covid-19 - webinar

    There are fundamental changes to the UK’s immigration rules in the pipeline. These will result in a new immigration system applying to non-British and Irish citizens and will not just therefore mean changes to the existing provisions in respect of your recruitment of staff from outside the EEA but will also extend your institution’s compliance obligations to EEA nationals who have up until now have been exempt from the rules due to their right to freedom of movement
  • A new immigration system – what it will mean for your recruitment of non-British/Irish students and an update on the implications of covid-19 - webinar

    There are fundamental changes to the UK’s immigration rules in the pipeline.
  • An introduction to contracts - what to look out for when negotiating

    We will look at the legal essentials for contract formation and the meaning of some common clauses found in contracts.
  • An introduction to trans-national agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to academic collaborations and contracts with international agents. We will also cover topics such as due diligence, common clauses, local advice and what to do when things go wrong.
  • Apprenticeship employer agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to these agreements and the ESFA Funding rules which underpin them. We will also cover topics such as:
  • Atypical/irregular hours workers

    The issue of atypical workers is an important one for the sector with it trying to balance modern working practices and the desire for flexible working against allegations of exploitation and the trade unions campaign against casualisation.
  • Building your knowledge - Our real estate training programme

    The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients.
  • Challenging times in the new regulatory regime – when and how to challenge the OfS

    Two years in, the way OfS is exercising its powers is really starting to shape the sector. The dynamics between an institution and its regulators can be complicated but getting the relationship right is ever more critical for any institution to thrive. In this session we’ll take an overview of the regulatory landscape, review the recent case law and guidance on the way OfS is operating and consider when and how to exercise options for appeal, complaint and judicial challenge.
  • Charity law for educational institutions

    In this session we will cover key charity issues for institutions including:
  • Company Law Refresher - webinar

    We will provide a refresher on the administration of companies from a company law perspective. The session will cover:-
  • Compliance with Tier 2 sponsor obligations - webinar

    Education providers who employ or wish to employ non-EEA staff need to sponsor them, most likely under the Tier 2 (General) route. Tier 2 has been subject to a number of recent changes and although the sponsorship system may well change fundamentally from 2021, in the interim institutions need to comply with the current rules.
  • Compliance with Tier 4 sponsor obligations and update - webinar

    Education providers who teach or wish to teach non-EEA students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of recent changes and although the sponsorship system may well change fundamentally from 2021, in the interim institutions need to comply with the current rules.
  • COVID-19: International pensions webinar

    With COVID-19 cases reported in nearly 200 countries, how are different jurisdictions dealing with their pensions challenges, and what can we learn from each other?
  • Cyber security and pension schemes

    The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance on cyber security, highlighting the need for trustees to be aware of their “responsibilities in respect of cyber resilience” and to “receive regular training and have access to skills and expertise to understand and manage cyber risk”. 
  • Employee relations - working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    Many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
  • Essentials for academy clerks and company secretaries

    Becoming an academy confers legal responsibilities under company and charity law which many schools and sponsors are unfamiliar with.
  • European HR: cross-border employment law

    This course considers strategic and practical issues that international HR professionals encounter, from methods to cut costs and improve business performance to contract and policy issues. We explain when HR and legal can support managers’ desire for harmonised terms and conditions and when they cannot. We also show how to organise a restructuring, which affects employees in different countries, each with different information and consultation requirements.
  • GDPR update for HR professionals - webinar

    Although the provisions of GDPR came into force in May 2018, the implications of the changes are still being felt. In this six monthly update for HR professionals in the education sector we will provide a refresher on the definitions and key points; look at practical solutions from an operational perspective and consider the implications of Brexit.
  • German employment law training

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • Handling complex, reputationally sensitive and high value disputes in the world of Covid-19

    In this session we look at high value/reputationally sensitive disputes in the education sector. Running a university or Higher Education Institution is always a complicated business – and never more so than now. The sector is facing a time of unprecedented change.
  • Health & safety summer school 2020 - hot topics and theatre

    Prosecutions are down. There is no new safety law, and Brexit should not make much difference, but employers cannot drop their guard when it comes to the health and safety of people.
  • Hot topics for HR – webinar

    The combination of a new government and the UK leaving the EU is likely to mean further changes to employment law. In this six monthly update we will look at the recent and forthcoming changes with a particular focus on those most relevant for the education sector.
  • How to effectively settle a dispute – what are the options for dispute resolution and what are the differences? - webinar

    Alternative forms of dispute resolution are becoming ever more common. Encouraged by the courts and increasingly favoured by parties, options such as mediation, arbitration and adjudication are becoming more widely used. But what are the differences and what are the pros and cons? We’ll consider the options and also look at other settlement tactics including Part 36 and Calderbank offers; the factors which may influence tactics and what to use when.
  • Investigating and managing sexual harassment complaints against staff - latest developments and key legal issues for HR professionals

    The issue of sexual harassment continues to be high profile with widespread local, national and international coverage across multiple sectors and jurisdictions. This has included widespread discussion and analysis of the issue in the education sector and an examination of how institutions currently deal with such allegations and whether their current practices and policies are fit for purpose.
  • IP commercialisation for education institutions - webinar

    In this webinar for education institutions we will cover:
  • Irish employment law training

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Joint ventures

    There are more models for joint ventures across the education sector than ever before: Institutes of Technology, research institutes, joint schools, UTC’s, National Colleges and service sharing vehicles to name but a few. Each of these models is unique and we could never explain the detail of each in one session. But all educational joint ventures have some key aspects in common and risks which should be considered. We will look at a framework for legally risk assuring any joint venture.
  • Key learnings - Real Estate Litigation breakfast seminar series 2020

    The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients. Each session will provide at least one hour of CPD and will be held at our Manchester office over a light breakfast. To book on to a particular session or sessions, please contact Kasia, on + 0161 831 8356 or at KatarzynaSlojka-Bielecka@eversheds-sutherland.com
  • Legal privilege in practice - how it’s won and lost and strategies for effective document management - webinar

    We’ll take a look at the rules around disclosure and privilege and discuss some practical strategies for effective document management. We’ll also look at the new disclosure pilot which affects the disclosure rules for many court cases with effect from 1 January 2019.
  • Navigating Problems in Clean Energy Projects

    The Eversheds Sutherland Clean Energy Team will be hosting a webinar to discuss strategy and best practice in the navigation of problems in clean energy projects.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    This Nordic employment training course covers, in turn, an introduction to the employment law systems of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. We will also share the experience we have gained in assisting clients with their operations in the Nordic region, and provide comparisons and contrasts with the UK.
  • Nuts and bolts of possession – commercial

    A review of the legal framework for recovering possession of commercial premises. When might a tenant have security of tenure and what does it mean if it does? A practical guide to understanding the 1954 Act regime and some tips for successfully navigating it.
  • Nuts and bolts of possession – residential - webinar

    A review of the legal framework for recovering possession of residential premises. The process of recovering possession of student accommodation and the statutory regime which applies under the 1988 Act for other forms of residential property. A practical guide to understanding the regime and some tips for successfully navigating it.
  • Pensions education sector annual conference

    Following the success of our inaugural pensions education sector conference 2019 we will be holding another conference next year in our Birmingham office.
  • Protecting your IP when contracting with third parties – IP development and exploitation agreements – webinar

    In this webinar for education institutions we will consider: − contract principles − early questions to consider: • what is the purpose of collaboration? • what IP may be generated? • who owns background IP?
  • Real Estate Training Programme

    Delivered by our market leading real estate disputes team, the Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Training Programme is a comprehensive range of training sessions aimed primarily at junior and mid-level property professionals (although senior professionals often also attend and are always welcome!).
  • Reverters and how to spot them

    This webinar will provide delegates with an introduction to the rights of reverter, which may result in unexpected consequences where land ceases to be used for certain educational purposes.
  • Student mental health and information sharing

    This panel-style session will provide a forum for high level discussion of data sharing and confidentiality in the context of student mental health and wellbeing and will assist institutions to identify best practice. It will be chaired and facilitated by two of our legal experts specialising in student issues and privacy law.