Annual Employment Law Update 2017

28 June 2017


Bird & Bird, 12 New Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

Our Annual Employment Law update will provide you with an overview of some of the key developments and trends in the employment law world of 2017 to date, as well as looking forward to some of the upcoming changes for the year ahead. Our speakers will provide expert evaluation on the implications of these updates and hot topics for both employers and employees, as well as considering the wider commercial effects they may have. 

The session will end with an interactive Q&A panel discussion where our speakers will discuss any burning questions or concerns from the audience, and provide their thoughts on Brexit and likely changes in the light of the General Election. You can submit a question or issue in advance using the RSVP form.

The session will close with a networking drinks reception. We hope to see you there. 

Would you like to attend?

The programme

16:00 -16:30
Registrations and refreshments

16:30 - 16:35
Welcome and introduction
Elizabeth Lang, Partner

16:35 - 16:55
Key Case Update
This year we have had several important decisions which affect (amongst other things) TUPE and redundancies. We will be outlining the key cases and discussing their impact on employers.
Jonathan Goldsworthy, Senior Associate

16:55 - 17:15
The tricky question of employee status
A consideration of the recent high-profile decisions which have pointed the spotlight on whether an individual is genuinely self-employed, an employee or a worker and other related issues affecting companies.
Kate Hurn, Senior Associate

17:15- 17:35
What you need to know about Employee Competition
An overview of the Trade Secrets Directive and an update on recent decisions on the use and enforceability of restrictive covenants.
James Froud, Partner

17:35 - 18:00
Panel Discussion - Brexit, General Election implications and Q&A from the audience
Elizabeth Lang, James Froud, Jonathan Goldsworthy and Kate Hurn

18:00 - 19:30
Networking drinks and canapes

Contact / Registration

For enquiries please contact: Rebecca Morgan on +44 (0)20 7905 6356 or email