Annual Conference & Dinner

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Date:
Wed, 24 May 2017
City:
London (National)
Venue Address:
Lancaster London
Lancaster Terrace
London
W2 2TY
Speaker(s):
To be confirmed
Event Type:
Annual Conference
Duration:
9.15am for 9.50am start until 5.30pm. Dinner times: Reception at 6.30pm, Dinner at 7.45pm
CPD hours:
5.00
Status:
Spaces Available

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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

TUPE

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


Timetable overview

From 9.15am    
Registration and Tea/Coffee

9.50am              
Welcome from the Chair

10.00am            
Plenary Session

11.30am            
Tea/Coffee

12.00pm            
Break out Session 1

1.15pm              
Lunch

2.30pm              
Break out Session 2

3.45pm              
Tea/Coffee

4.15pm              
Break out session 3

5.30pm              
Close of conference

5.45-6.15pm    
AGM

6.30pm             
Drinks reception

7.45pm             
Dinner

Accommodation

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.