£75 – £240

Annual Employment Law Masterclass 2020

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Emirates Old Trafford

Lancashire County Cricket Club (1864 Suite)

Talbot Road


M16 0PX

United Kingdom

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Event description


Fully understanding the evolving legislative landscape often presents challenges for those managing employees or running a business. New legislation, repeals, amendments and court/tribunal rulings all add to its complexity.

With our experts from Eversheds Sutherland LLP and Acas North West we will bring you up to date on recent and forthcoming developments in employment law. We're including a number of interactive sessions where we will invite you to actively participate in live polls (so don't forget your smartphone if you have one) as well as table discussions to stimulate your thinking and deepen your understanding of the ever-changing legal landscape.


(subject to change following the general election & Queen's Speech)

  • Agency workers
    Right to key facts and same conditions as those employed directly by hirer, following Swedish Derogation repeal

  • Case Law
    Overview and analysis of selected court and tribunal rulings, highlighting implications and recommendations for practice.

  • Brexit
    Updates on key rights and potential impact

  • Employment contracts
    Right to a written statement of particulars extended to all workers

  • Holiday pay
    Change to reference period for certain types of workers

  • Immigration
    New single immigration system based on skills and talent

  • Information & consultation of employees
    Lowering ICE regs. from 10% to 2%

  • IR35 regime reform
    Reduction of income tax and NICs (private sector)

  • Mental health (with Acas)
    Legal obligations and responsibilities

  • Parental bereavement leave
    New rights to statutory leave

  • Termination payments taxation
    Employer class 1A NICs

  • Panel Q&A

Who should attend

HR professionals at all levels, business owners and managers, CEOs, managers, line-managers, employee representatives, and students in business, law and HRM

Benefits of attending

Our Annual Employment Law Masterclass remains of the most comprehensive and affordable options on the North-West business calendar and we've not increased our conference rates since 2016.

Keeping up to date on employment law ensures you have the awareness necessary to better manage your people lawfully; mitigating the risk of costly lawsuits, potential fines or reputational damage.

What to expect

  • Our Masterclass begins at 09:30 with a hearty bacon breakfast,*

  • Settle in at your table or network with fellow delegates, our expert and representatives from CIPD Manchester Branch.

  • We've planned short breaks between all sessions to ensure you have a few moments to gather your thoughts, make additional notes or draft a question for our closing panel Q&A with all speakers,

  • For those who want a little fresh air, take a stroll on the terraces (accessible drectly from our conference suite,

  • We'll distrbute your delegates pack on arrival comprising comprehensive notes, case studies and your certificate of attendance.

Our Experts

Eversheds Sutherland

We are delighted to welcome the law firm Eversheds Sutherland for a second year. Naeema Choudry (Partner, Human Resources Practice Group) will lead our masterclass with her team.

Naeema advises on all aspects of employment law and is a highly experienced Employment Tribunal litigator. She advises on executive terminations, whistleblowing, large-scale redundancies, TUPE, contractual disputes and discrimination issues. Naeema features in the Legal 500, Legal Experts and Chambers directories where she is noted for her "articulate and professional manner" and "high level of competency in many areas, including tribunals, pension issues and discrimination"

Acas North West

We welcome James Boffey (Training and Advisory) who always delivers

lively, interactive sessions. James joined Acas in 2015 working in Dispute Resolution as the first point of contact for employees with potential Tribunal claims before moving into his current role in early 2017.

James has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations across the North West and provides advice, training and support to both staff and management; improving employment relations and business performance.

The Venue

Emirates Old Trafford is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club and is one of the most prestigious conference venues in Manchester. Our conference suite offers panoramic views over the famous pitch and, weather permitting, you'll be free to take a breath of fresh air on the terraces (directly accessible via our conference suite).


  • 'The learning from such an event is excellent and good value for money. Great networking opportunity'

  • 'Addressed my questions and alerted me to other areas of potential challenge'

  • 'Full of useful and usable suggestions and information that I can use to make an impact at work'

  • 'Quality speakers; very experienced but explained the main points in an easy to understand way'

  • 'Examples of case law were helpful in understanding how updates are applied in the day-to-day business environment'

Additional information

Conference Rates

  • CIPD Member £150

  • Non-Member £240

  • CIPD Student Member £75

Group bookings

We offer a free place for group bookings of five or more delegates.

Ticket Sales

Ticket sales are online only and VAT is included in the price of all tickets.

Dietary requirements*

Please indicate any preferences or requirements at the time of booking.

Waiting List

As this event is hugely popular, we have set up a waiting list. If you join our waiting list, you will receive an email notification as soon as a place becomes available and you will have 24 hours to register before the place becomes available to the next person on the waiting list.

Cancellation Policy

If you find you are unable to attend the event, please give at least 30 working days notice so we can release your ticket to someone on our waiting list. You can cancel your ticket via the Eventbrite desktop site or send us an email, and we will cancel your ticket.

Delegate badges

Please submit your job title and company when completing your registration. We will use this infirmation to produce your delegate badge.

Free parking on-site

If you are driving to the venue, we provide free parking on-site. You will be given tickets to exit the car park at the lunch break.

Video & photography

Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used for promotional purposes. By attending our masterclass, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any promotional materials.


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Emirates Old Trafford

Lancashire County Cricket Club (1864 Suite)

Talbot Road


M16 0PX

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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