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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 Jonathan Reynolds, Shadow Secretary of State for BEIS, John Bowers QC, Principal of Brasenose College, University of Oxford and Deputy High Court Judge, Lindsay Judge, Research Director, Resolution Foundation, Gill Dix, Head of Workplace Policy 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?

Jonathan Reynolds
Shadow Secretary of State for BEIS


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 and Nigel Featham from Go-NorthWest






Insight from the TUC

Tim Sharp
Policy Officer, TUC


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

To be confirmed
Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

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

Gill Dix
Head of Workplace Policy, 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


Cost: £525

All prices are exclusive of VAT

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09:30 - 16:00 (Local time)

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