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Labor relations in-person annual conference - workplace change in challenging times

Who should attend

This conference attracts those responsible for labor relations and employment policy, directors and VPs of HR, ER specialists and in-house lawyers.


Our 19th Annual Labor Relations Conference will be delivered in-person in our Eversheds Sutherland London office this year. Join us to hear our great line-up of speakers, ask questions, get involved in the debate and network in-person with your peers.

The overarching theme for this full-day conference is the impact of cost of living and inflation pressures on wage negotiations, the availability of skills and labor and the risk of disputes and the challenges of managing in such unpredictable times.

You will hear from Justin Madders MP, Shadow Minister for Employment Rights, John Bowers QC, Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford and Deputy High Court Judge, Lindsay Judge, Research Director, Resolution Foundation, Marina Glasgow, Chief Conciliator at Acas and Tim Sharp, Policy Officer, TUC. We will be joined by some invited guests for an employer panel session to discuss managing employee relations and workplace change in challenging times.

We will also share our thoughts on what lies ahead for UK labor and employment law.


9.15 (BST)

Registration and refreshments



Chairperson’s introduction and welcome

Tom Player (Chair)
Employment Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

A legal and practical overview of recent significant labor litigation

John Bowers, QC
Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford and Deputy High Court Judge

What next for employment law and employee relations?

Justin Madders
Shadow Minister for Employment Rights


Comfort break and refreshments



Economic update: wages, cost of living and the workplace

Lindsay Judge
Research Director, Resolution Foundation


Employer panel session - workplace change in challenging times

Leonie Mcquaide & Emma Humphreys
Eversheds Sutherland

Leonie & Emma will be joined by Julie McGovern from United Utilities






Insight from the TUC

Tim Sharp
Policy Officer, TUC


Hybrid working: lessons learned for UK and multi-national employers

Wijnand Blom
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Netherlands) B.V.

A perspective from Acas on the current cost of living challenge and it’s impact on pay negotiations and workplace relations

Marina Glasgow
Chief Conciliator, Acas


Labor law round-up

Chris Mordue and Clare Ward
Partners, Eversheds Sutherland


Chairperson’s closing remarks

Tom Player
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland





Drinks and networking


Forthcoming events and seminars