Attracting high-calibre talent at a senior level is critical to the success of any business and putting together the right package at the start of the relationship is an integral element. Of equal importance is the ability to unpick that package should things turn sour. Senior executive terminations are rarely straightforward and identifying the right strategy for the circumstances is key.
At our seminar, Roger Bull and Chris Seaton, both partners in our employment unit, will consider the key issues that arise when hiring or firing senior executives including
• Ways of avoiding recruitment pitfalls including a risk analysis of restrictive covenants
• Key terms to include in the service agreement
• Good leaver/ bad leaver provisions
• Identifying a dismissal strategy including options for dismissal and the ‘open’ and ‘without prejudice’ process
• Key terms to include in a settlement agreement
• Post-termination actions
Roger and Chris have considerable experience of dealing with senior executive recruitments and terminations and our seminar will also include a panel session to allow for questions and discussion.
Chris joined Burges Salmon in 1991 having previously served as an officer in the Royal Navy for 11 years.
Chris is on the firm's governing body as the international partner and he is chair of the firm's international committee.
Chris deals with a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work, advising employers and employees in both public and private sectors on the complete range of employment issues. In particular he is has significant experience of :
• advising boards of FTSE 100 companies on executive/reputational issues
• advising partnerships, LLPs and partners/members in relation to exists and changes to partnership and LLP agreements
• cross-border transfer of employees and TUPE considerations
• restructuring and plant closure across different jurisdictions
• employment advice on setting up businesses in the UK
• tribunal advocacy and medicate
• advising companies on restraint of trade issues and injunctions.
Chris is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and provides training on employment law issues for clients and professional bodies.
Roger is the head of the firm's employment team with over 20 years' experience advising major employers and senior executives on all aspects of employment law.
Roger also works regularly in a number of key sectors including transport, financial services and education (having previously headed the firm's education team).
Roger is a member of the Employment Lawyers' Association and European Employment Lawyers' Association as well as the Industrial Law Society. He is a regular speaker at external seminars and events across the UK and overseas.
Roger's experience includes
• Advising on executive appointments and severances at the most senior levels (both from an employer and executive perspective).
• Providing support to in-house legal and HR teams in relation to major projects- including holiday pay and gender pay reporting projects.
• Conducting tribunal advocacy and judicial mediation to resolve complex employment claims. Also advising on High Court litigation including restraint of trade and industrial action related injunctions.
• Advising on and managing major redundancy and restructuring exercises, including site closures, business relocations and TUPE and outsourcing.
• Providing guidance on internal dispute resolution procedures including grievances, regulatory compliance and fraud investigations.
• Providing training to client HR and legal teams on all aspects of employment law.
18:00 - arrival & refreshments
18:30 - welcome and start of presentation
20:00 - finish
Bookings will be closing on Monday 4 July 2016 midday.
Cancellations and Refunds Policy
If you are unable to attend an event please give at least 1 working day notice and we will be happy to refund 100% of your booking fee or book you on to a subsequent event to the same value. Cancellations received after this time will be non transferable and non refundable.
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