Annual Conference & Dinner
Conference fee: £325 + VAT full price.
There is a 30% out-of-region discount and a 50% voluntary sector discount.
Dinner fee: £50 + VAT
Initial programme details for the 2017 ELA Annual Conference are available below. We will keep members updated as more details are confirmed.
This year, our plenary session, which opens the conference, will look at how employment law, and society as a whole should respond to the gig economy and labour market casualisation, and ask whether it is now time to revisit our existing models of work altogether.
This year’s break out session topics will include:
The impact of robotics, digitisation and other technological advances on the new world of work
LGB but what about T?
Understanding the legal rights of trans employees and customers and the related employer/service provider obligations
The dos and donts: restrictive covenants for LLPs
Current issues in the modern world of globalisation, technological innovation and the gig economy
Maternity and pregnancy discrimination
With a focus on the tricky practical issues of maternity leave and redundancy selection
Financial Services update
A review of key developments, relevant to employment lawyers, for the next 12 months
Trade Union Recognition
Difficult issues that arise during a recognition request covering the perspective of both employer and union
50 shades of fairness: dealing with the greyer side of unfair dismissal
Most important recent case law developments and tactics for dealing with knotty issues in unfair dismissal
Employment aspects of moving business overseas
The practical employment aspects of moving a business to a jurisdiction outside the UK
The Government’s Employment Tribunal/Court Reform Programme
As the pace hots up we explain where we are, and where we are heading
PR crisis management
How to protect/defend a client’s reputation, including digital reputation management
Disability discrimination round-up
In the context of discrimination in goods and services and employment
The psychology of negotiation and the art of getting what you want
Registration and Tea/Coffee
Welcome from the Chair
Break out Session 1
Break out Session 2
Break out session 3
Close of conference
The conference and dinner fees do not include accommodation. We have a small allocation of bedrooms on the night of Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Lancaster London. The rate is £205 + vat including breakfast. The hotel will release any unsold bedrooms on 26 April 2017. Attendees to book hotel rooms online at https://aws.passkey.com/event/48988360/owner/11649084/home
You might find that the Lancaster’s best available rate is currently cheaper than the rate quoted above but this will change and as we get closer to the date, the rate would definitely go higher than the above rate.