Events

Friday 15th February 2019: Employment Law in a Regulatory Arena Seminar

09:30 – 11:45, Slater & Gordon, Birmingham

Come along to learn more about when the regulatory and employment worlds combine and overlap, with particular regard to the two spheres of the health sector and the education sector.  This seminar will provide an interactive and informative overview of these two areas, hosted by two No5 Regulatory specialists in health and education.

Programme

Registration: 09:00 – 09:30
Introductory talk: 09:30 – 10:00
Refreshment break: 10:00 – 10:15
Workshop: 10:15 – 11:45


HOW TO BOOK
Register here

COST
This event is free of charge


Wednesday 12th December: Religious Discrimination Seminar

13:30 – 15:30, University of Wolverhampton

City Campus Molineux (North), University of Wolverhampton, MU Building, Molineux Street, WV1 1SA (See map here)

WMELG are delighted to announce that it will be working with the University of Wolverhampton to host an event on Religious Discrimination. The fascinating topic area of religious discrimination will be explained by expert in the field, Nabila Mallick, who has dealt with first hand cases of Jewish, Muslim and Hindu Claimants.  How to handle cases of religious discrimination will be explored by Nabila in an entertaining and thought provoking workshop.

Programme

13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:30 Religious discrimination – the basics and beyond
14:30 – 15:30 Religious discrimination workshop

Speaker

Nabila Mallick

Nabila is public access accredited and is instructed directly by legal departments of companies. She has gained extensive experience of representing Claimants and Respondents at the Employment Tribunal. She has particular interest in Religious Discrimination, and has dealt with claims of Jewish, Muslim and Hindu Claimants.

HOW TO BOOK
Register here

COST
This event is free of charge.


Thursday 27th September, Curry Night

18:00 – Viceroy Tandoori, Jewellery Quarter

The West Midlands Employment Law Group invite you to join them at Viceroy Tandoori for an evening of networking and to share some great food!

A variety of dishes will be available on the evening, please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

HOW TO BOOK
Please click here to register.

COST
£5+VAT* per person. Cost covers a variety of food dishes and your first drink.

*Booking is bound by our terms and conditions.


Thursday 19th July 2018, Getting to Know Equal Pay Morning: No longer be Afraid!

08:45 – 13:00, Browne Jacobson, Birmingham

The very mention of equal pay can send shivers down the spine of the most seasoned employment specialists.  With the introduction of gender pay gap reporting and media gaze fully on the disparity of pay between men and women, all involved in employment law need to acquire an understanding behind equal pay claims.  This seminar is aimed to provide HR advisors, employee representatives, solicitors, and anyone with an interest in employment and equality with a basic understanding of how equal pay works sufficiently, to arm them with the basic tools to advise and address equal pay issues.

Programme

08:45 – 09:15 Registration and pastries

09:15 – 10:00 Key Concepts (Part 1), presented by Anthony Korn

10:00 – 10:45 Key Concepts (Part 2), presented by Naomi Owen

10:45 – 11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00 – 11:45 Top tips on handling Equal Pay claims and the overlap with Gender Pay Gap Reporting, presented by Mugni Islam-Choudhury

11:45 – 13:00 Equal Pay Workshop, presented by Helen Barney

13:00 onwards Nibbles and networking

HOW TO BOOK
Register here

COST
This event is free of charge.


Friday 8th December 2017, Weinstein, Parliament and Beyond – Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

09:00 – 14:00 Hotel du Vin, Birmingham
Register here

Following the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo campaign, sexual harassment is clearly a problem in the workplace. In the current heightened climate of sexual harassment cases being brought to the fore, come and receive an update as to the legal employment position in this area. Three specialist employment barristers will provide their perspectives in this area with a combination of lectures and workshops, where attendees will be able to apply their acquired knowledge.

Programme

09:00 Registration

09:30 – 10:15 Update on Sexual Harassment
Presented by: Tom Perry

10:15 – 10:30 Short break

10:30 – 12:30 Sexual Harassment Workshop
Presented by: Jack Feeny & Jessica Smeaton

12:30 Lunch & networking

HOW TO BOOK
Register here

COST
This event is free of charge.


WMELG Mock Junior Trial

Come and experience first-hand a day in the life of an employment barrister.  Three specialist Employment Law barristers will act as counsel and employment judge in an unfair dismissal case, performed unscripted and in real time. 

This will provide trainees and students with a fly on the wall view of a day in the Employment Tribunal, with an opportunity to ask questions of experts in their field, and even try their hand at cross-examination if they dare!

HOW TO BOOK
Register here

COST
This event is free of charge.


Thursday 13th July, Curry Night

19.00-Viceroy Tandoori, Jewellery Quarter

Join us for an evening of networking and great food!

The first social event hosted by WMELG at Viceroy Tandoori in the Jewellery Quarter.

There will be a sharing menu provided on the evening, and we ask that guests who attend leave a  TripAdvisor review of Viceroy Tandoori after the evening.

PROGRAMME WMELGCurryClub

HOW TO BOOK
Please click here to register.

COST
This event is £20 per person ( to be paid on the evening ). Drinks are not included in this price.


Friday 30th June, Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30
Shoosmiths, Birmingham

Join us for a Networking Breakfast followed by a talk from ACAS, and an Employment Workshop delivered by No5 Barristers’ Chambers.

Presented by experts in the field of Employment this interactive forum is a fantastic opportunity to learn, share ideas and network.

PROGRAMME – download flyer here

08.30 – 09.00 Networking Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast whilst networking with fellow WMELG members.

09.00 – 09.30 Age Management Post-Brexit
Malcolm Boswell – ACAS
Talk addressing the need for a mature approach to age management in the workplace post Brexit.

09.30 – 10.30 Employment Workshop
Helen Barney & Anthony Korn – No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Practical workshop tackling issues of service provision change and changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment post transfer.

HOW TO BOOK
Please click here to book.

COST
This event is free of charge.

Networking Breakfast 30th June


17th March 2017 – 09.30 – 14.30

The West Midlands Employment Law Group Launch event.

This event will take place at Hotel du Vin, 25 Church Street, Birmingham.

A free and interactive meeting to launch this forum. The aim is to gather input and suggestions from all members to build a programme of training, networking and idea sharing to build a productive project that will have an impact for the positive across the midlands.

09.00-09.30 Registration & Refreshments

09.30-09.45 Introduction
David McBride – Slater & Gordon & Helen Barney – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 

 09.45-10.30 Gross Misconduct:
Practical Points for both the Claimant & Respondent
Naomi Owen – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

 10.30-11.15 Witnesses:
Engaging with them early on, statement and bundles
Alex Mellis – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Refreshment Break

 11.30-13.00 Workshop on Discrimination
An interactive working session to explore the possible discrimination claims and implications arising in a gladiatorial case scenario. Areas explored will include direct & indirect discrimination, harassment, and whistleblowing.
Mugni Islam-Choudhury, Naomi Owen & Alex Mellis – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Lunch & Drinks – St Patrick’s Day themed lunch and networking in Pub du Vin

Who can attend? Open to anyone who works in (either fully or partially) or has an interest in Employment Law.

  • Legal Professionals
  • Solicitors
  • HR Managers
  • HR Staff
  • Unions
  • CEO’s and Directors of businesses
  • Lecturers and Students
  • Anyone who has an interest in employment law