CIPD Northern Ireland Branch are delighted to invite you to attend the 2016 Employment Law Conference in conjunction with our sponsors NIJobfinder and DMS Ireland and our contributing law firms Pinsent Masons, Carson McDowell and Worthingtons Solicitors.
This Employment Law Conference will keep you up to speed with crucial new developments and recent and expected changes in employment legislation. Key topics will include:
Northern Ireland Case Law Update for 2015 – a review of the most relevant and interesting Northern Ireland Tribunal cases from 2015
Costs Orders in Tribunal Cases- A practitioner’s perspective
Developments in social media in the workplace
Whistleblowing - A legal update
It will be an interactive session which will highlight and consolidate the vast array of changes which we have seen in employment law over the last 12 months and what we expect to see in the coming 12 months, will create a forum for sharing experience with peers in other organisations and increase your understanding of the changes and the particular impact on your organisation/business.
It will be of particular benefit to HR Professionals with responsibility for employment law in their organisation; Employers in small businesses; Managers in organisations whose primary responsibility is people management; Students studying HR.
Maxine Orr is a Partner in Worthingtons Commercial Solicitors, Belfast where she heads up the Employment Law Team. Maxine graduated from Queen's University 1997 and qualified as a solicitor in 1999. She advises and represents employers and senior executives both in the public and private sector on all aspects of employment law. A regular speaker and writer on all employment law matters and well-respected for her commercially sound and practical approach. Maxine is also an accredited Mediator and a tutor in Employment Law at Queen's University Institute of Professional Legal Studies.
Louise McAloon is a Partner within the Employment Law Team at Worthingtons, Belfast Office. She graduated with LLB Honours from Queen's University Belfast in 2002 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2004. She specialises in Employment law and debt recovery and is a member of the Northern Ireland Employment Lawyer's Group.
Louise has nine years post qualification experience in employment law litigation and works closely with employers across the public, private and third sectors providing practical advice and assistance in respect of the application of their internal procedures to individual employee cases and further providing advice and representation in respect of the defence of all categories of employment claims before the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals and the civil courts.
Orlagh O'Neill graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1995 with an Honours Degree in Law. She completed her professional training as a solicitor with Carson McDowell in 1998. Since qualification, Orlagh has specialised in Employment Law and has advised some of Northern Ireland’s largest and best known employers.
Orlagh heads up the four strong Employment Team at Carson McDowell which represents clients including Royal Mail Group, Translink, Port of Belfast, Kainos and CVS Caremark.She is a Committee Member and Treasurer of the Employment Lawyers Group of Northern Ireland, a member of both the UK and Irish Employment Law Groups (ELA and ELAI) and a regular speaker at annual employment law update conferences.
John Kelly graduated from the University of Manchester and undertook his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Queen's University, Belfast, qualifying as a solicitor in September 2013. Having trained and worked at another well-known Belfast firm, he made the move to Pinsents’ in December of 2013.
As a solicitor in the employment team lead by Paul Gillen, John has acted for a range of clients across Northern Ireland in the defence of proceedings brought in the Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals. He also regularly advises clients on non-contentious employment matters including day-to-day HR/employment issues such as disciplinary and grievance matters, redundancy exercises and TUPE.
Coffee on arrival
10.00 - 10:45am - Whistleblowing - A Legal Update
10.45 - 11.00am - Coffee and Networking
11.00 - 11.45pm - Developments in social media in the workplace
11.45 - 12.30pm - Northern Ireland Case Law Update for 2015
12.30 - 1.30pm - Lunch and Networking
1.30 - 2.30pm - Costs Orders in Tribunal Cases
2.30 - 3.00pm – Q&A Session
Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.
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CIPD Northern Ireland Branch
Welcome to the Northern Ireland Branch events page.
We are very proud to support over 3000 members across Northern Ireland and are growing year-on-year.
The branch network is designed to 'support CIPD members in meeting business challenges through active development of themselves, their organisations and people' and every year Northern Ireland is proud to deliver an extensive programme of events aimed at people at all stages of their careers, and across the whole spectrum of HR and L&D.
In addition, the branch offers a range of CPD support and membership upgrade opportunities to assist you with continuous development in your professional career, as well as the opportunity to network with other professionals.
Whatever your interest, we hope that you will find something here that will support you in your development and career aspirations!