A restructuring recital - redundancies and TUPE in the modern age

25 April 2013


Bird & Bird London

Bird & Bird would like to invite you to a seminar on Thursday, 25 April 2013 focusing on collective redundancies and 'TUPE' transfers from 16.00.

Amidst the economic gloom, HR practitioners and employment lawyers have been busy advising on unprecedented levels of corporate restructuring activity, as cost cutting and downsizing measures have come to the fore. With the imminent prospect of the UK entering into an historic triple-dip recession and the rest of Europe faring little better, that trend looks set to continue.
In recent years, we have gained considerable experience advising clients, across Europe, on the management of large scale redundancy programmes and the application of the Acquired Rights Directive to outsourcing transactions, intra-group corporate reshuffles and the occasional business acquisition. By drawing on some of those experiences, this seminar aims to highlight the key issues and lessons learned from a UK perspective; in addition we shall review recent legal developments in the respective areas.
We hope you are able to join us. 
For further information on this event, please contact francesca.lowery@twobirds.com

The programme

16.00 - 16.15
Registration and refreshments

16.15 - 16.20
Welcome and introduction
Elizabeth Lang, Partner, Bird & Bird 

16.20 - 16.50
Managing collective redundancy programmes
Jon Goldsworthy, Associate, Bird & Bird

A refresher on the key legal requirements and practical components involved with managing a large scale collective redundancy exercise under the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and a review of recent developments in this area. 
16.50 - 17.20
Handling transfers of undertakings and service provision changes 
Elizabeth Lang, Partner, Bird & Bird

An examination of the latest judicial interpretations to the application of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE") and a consideration of what the future may hold as the Government consults on possible changes to the legislation. 
17.20 - 17.30
Question and answer session
17.30 - 19.30
Drinks and canapés

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