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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. 

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Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • 14th Annual Pensions Conference

    Minority government and Brexit has stalled reform in many areas of workplace regulation but not in pensions, where we are in a period of transformational change. When over ten million auto-enrolled savers are enabled to access their pensions dashboard easily on their phone screen a revolution really is in prospect.
  • 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. Line-managers must also consider individual requests for flexibility which may appear to some colleagues to amount to favouritism.
  • Advanced employee investigations: skills and tactics

    Because of the rising expectations judges have of an employer’s investigation process, and the increasing complexity of some employee investigations, some organisations recognise investigation as a specialism and they are developing in-house teams of dedicated investigators.
  • 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:
  • Austrian employment law training

    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

    Every experienced HR professional will have dealt 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.
  • Belgian employment law training

    An employer found guilty of discrimination by a Belgian court can face a sentence of up to one year in prison. There is no concept of redundancy in Belgium and no concept of unfair dismissal either.
  • Capital raising for Hedge Funds

    Getting a hedge fund to critical business mass - surmounting the challenges and capturing the opportunities. We would like to welcome you to our Hedge Fund panel event on Wednesday 16th October 2019.
  • Challenging the regulators - appeal, complaint or Judicial Review - what next?

    Complex regulation is already a fact of life for any institution but in 2019 we can expect the OfS new powers to really start 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.
  • Charity law for educational institutions

    This training course will cover : • the legal structure and charitable status of institutions; • the use of charity assets and investment powers; • charity trustees and their duties in law; • conflicts of interest and remuneration of trustees; • the Charity Commission’s role and other principal regulators.
  • 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.
  • Criminal records and work

    This criminal records and work training will update you on how criminal allegations, charges, arrests, convictions and acquittals affect recruitment, decisions and the employment relationship.
  • Dealing with student/staff sexual harassment allegations

    The education sector is under increasing scrutiny in respect of how it responds to allegations of sexual harassment and assault and the strategies and arrangements institutions have in place generally to prevent such conduct.
  • Dutch employment law training

    Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company due to changes in, 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

    Many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
  • Employment law breakfast briefing - The urban myths of employment law

    Employment law moves at a rapid pace, there is no doubt about that. However, there are some core fundamentals that often get misinterpreted which often results in the misapplication of the law. This can often mean that organisations get themselves into trouble, with the finger of blame pointing back to HR.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • Essentials for academy clerks and company secretaries

    • Company secretarial workshop – knowing your way around the academy articles; how to appoint and remove trustees; how to convene meetings and take decisions; how to amend your articles of association; annual filings and other company law requirements
  • 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.
  • Floating Solar Breakfast Workshop

    Eversheds Sutherland and DNV GL are hosting a floating solar breakfast workshop on 5 November from 8.30am at Eversheds Sutherland’s London office.
  • French employment law training

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • Gender pay gap 3? True measures and remedy

    Employers have reported and published their pay gap statistics for the second time and even government employers have made mistakes*. The average pay gap barely changed from last year’s figure of 9.7% and, in almost half of employers, the gap widened. Employers may explain their figures with a narrative, that contextualises their data, but only a third have done so.
  • General conveyancing update for education

    In this session we will update you on the recent legislative developments and case law which the education sector needs to know about.
  • 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.
  • HR compliance: purpose and risk

    Modern HR thinking encourages HR professionals to take wider business roles and for business managers to enter the HR function. This HR compliance: purpose and risk course is aimed at managers who need a better understanding of practical HR compliance and HRs distinct position as trusted adviser
  • HR in financial services: Culture and conduct

    The Financial Conduct Authority has introduced new rules to ensure that individuals are held to account for conduct failings. The Senior Managers and Certification Regime will be extended to solo-regulated firms in December 2019 and its aim is to enhance the integrity of the financial services sector and reduce the risk of harm to consumers.
  • HR legal update

    A new Prime Minister and the Halloween Brexit deadline will have repercussions for employers. Two Supreme Court cases, covering employer responsibility for employee data breaches and whistleblowing, raise really challenging issues for HR. And some recent ‘hot topic’ judgements have interesting implications, including cases on equality of agency worker terms, perception and disability discrimination, restrictive covenants and holiday pay / voluntary overtime.
  • Immigration risk to employers: right to work checks

    Increasing compliance activity, important proposed changes and Brexit mean employers need a clear understanding of right to work issues.
  • In-house Counsel Legal Update

    We would be delighted to welcome you to our In-house Counsel event on Tuesday 15th October at our Birmingham office.
  • In-house Counsel Legal Update - Manchester

    We are delighted to invite you to attend our Eversheds Sutherland In-house Counsel Legal update.
  • International secondments - contracts and visas

    A unique set of employment, immigration, social security and tax requirements must be considered when sending an individual employee to work abroad, or when bringing an employee into the UK. These obligations apply in at least two jurisdictions, sometimes three. It may be tempting to take a template approach to assignments but this often proves costly and risky in the long run.
  • 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.
  • IR35 Off-payroll working

    The off-payroll rules used in the public sector are being extended to the private sector from April 6 2020 and are intended to discourage ‘disguised employment’. They make clients liable for determining the tax status of their contractors and freelancers. Companies who use flexible work arrangements need to take steps now to prepare for the changes and avoid the punitive consequences of non-compliance.
  • Irish employment law training

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

    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

    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 - Impact, responsibility, reduction

    Stressed employees are unhappy and unhappy employees make mistakes, are absent or leave. Some people seek out, and thrive in, work situations that would stifle or overwhelm another, and some of these people burnout.
  • Key learnings: A Real Estate training programme

    The Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Dispute Resolution Training Programme is a comprehensive course of training sessions aimed at all members of your team. 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.
  • Key learnings: A Real Estate training programme (Manchester)

    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.
  • Labour Relations Conference

    Employers prefer to focus on economic conditions and regulatory reform and stay out of politics. Competition, rising pay, skill shortages and tighter labour supply is more than enough to contend with. But in 2019 significant political upheaval will be too strong to ignore.
  • Mental health and work- Disclosure and adjustment

    In any given week 1 in 6 of us may experience a mental health problem and many more have symptoms of mental ill health, including substance dependence*. Most people recover from their illness or can manage their symptoms.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    This 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.
  • Pensions breakfast briefings: stay ahead of the curve

    Although Brexit has dominated the political landscape this year, there is still a steady stream of legal, regulatory and policy developments for pension scheme trustees, sponsors and advisers to take on board.
  • Pensions for HR

    Pensions used to be the responsibility of pension specialists in the ‘pension department’. But auto-enrolment made pensions an HR concern and the ongoing duties, including re-enrolment, scheme changes and salary sacrifice take up, make pensions a mainstream HR issue. This Pensions for HR course demystifies pension basics and highlights key employer responsibilities and duties, particularly from an HR perspective.
  • People issues in deals - Disruption then integration

    Despite political turmoil and concerns about trade wars, the mid-market of M&A deals has remained buoyant. Private equity funds are awash with funding and many UK corporates and private equity funds are making acquisitions in EU countries. Although the people aspects of a corporate transaction rarely drive a deal, they often determine the success of it.
  • PMI Award in Pension Trusteeship: training plus PMI supervised exam

    The Pensions Management Institute’s Award in Pension Trusteeship (APT) is a longstanding industry qualification. It has grown in significance since the publication this year of the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group’s accreditation framework. Accredited professional trustees must now pass the APT exam. Accreditation is currently voluntary but is likely to become the norm.
  • 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!).
  • Short-term occupation

    This course will examine the different ways of documenting short-term arrangements with commercial occupiers and the traps for the unwary. We will cover leases, licences, the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 and the pitfalls of not documenting these arrangements properly
  • Skype webinar - An introduction to contracts – what to look out for when negotiating

    We will look at the legal essentials for a contract, tips on negotiating them and common clauses to understand.
  • Skype webinar - Compliance with Tier 2 sponsor obligations and update

    Education providers who employ or wish to employ non-EEA staff need to sponsor them, most likely under the Tier 2 (General) route.
  • Skype webinar - Compliance with Tier 4 sponsor obligations and update

    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 this trend is likely to continue, especially with the implications of Brexit and the changes that will happen to the immigration system as a result, which will probably result in the need to sponsor EEA students as well as those from outside the EEA.
  • Skype webinar - Income Strip leases

    Institutions are seeking innovative ways to fund and deliver their estates projects and to limit the levels of funding and development risk to which they are exposed. Projects utilising “income strip” models are proving to be an ideal vehicle for institutions and investors alike. In this session, we will examine the benefits and risks of this alternative funding model.
  • Skype Webinar - Pressure to perform – managing staff and student mental health in educational establishments

    Managing staff and students mental health in educational establishments can be extremely challenging.
  • Skype webinar - Protecting your IP when contracting with third parties – IP development and exploitation agreements

    In this webinar for education institutions we will consider:
  • Skype webinar - Understanding dispute resolution mechanisms. Litigation or alternative dispute resolution - what are the options what are the differences?

    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.
  • Skype webinar -webinar Pension issues for colleges and academies

    This will be aimed at pensions managers, HR and FDs at colleges/academies. We will cover current topical pensions related matters such as TPS issues, outsourcings, use of subsidiary companies, mergers and academy transfers.
  • Spanish employment law training

    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.
  • Sponsoring migrant workers: Tier 2 immigration applications

    The Government proposes to introduce a new immigration system after 2021 which is likely to be the most important change to immigration law in 50 years. It is critical that UK-based employers, who cannot meet their staff needs from the local workforce, understand who may be sponsored to work for them. This course is for HR and recruitment professionals with Tier 2 or Tier 5 responsibilities who deal with such applications already and knowledge of the points based system is assumed.
  • Swiss employment law training

    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. Swiss employment law is known as being more liberal than other adjacent jurisdictions. While the fundamental principle of contractual freedom is predominant, it is still important to understand the statutory minimal standard and the social protection mechanisms provided by Swiss law.
  • TUPE: principles and practice

    Lawyers find TUPE laws complex and difficult, so it is not surprising that HR professionals do too. We consider the perspective of the outgoing employer in a TUPE transfer, the incoming employer, affected employees and the role of HR throughout.
  • US employment law training

    This US employment law training course explains the HR regulatory landscape in the US, the relevant government agencies’ authority and the fundamentals of the US employer/employee legal relationship. We provide an understanding of hiring considerations and the concept of ‘at-will’ employment, legal differences in the classification of workers, employee benefits and termination decisions including the mitigation of litigation risk.
  • Webinar - IP commercialisation for education institutions

    In this webinar we will cover: