Kent CIPD is delighted to be partnering with Brachers LLP to present an evening on Winter perils:
Be prepared for the perils that Winter can bring with our essential Winter Perils seminar. We will look at:
o Discrimination and harassment issues;
o Is disciplinary action appropriate?
· Risk management methods;
· Management strategy when the bad weather strikes; and
· Managing absence during the festive period.
LOUISE BRENLUND: Associate
Employment & HR Tel. 01622 776405 firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined Brachers LLP in 2010 to return to my Kentish roots having qualified as a solicitor with Vizards Wyeth through the Legal Executive channel then later moving to the Employment team at Simons Muirhead & Burton where I was promoted to an Associate.
I advise on all aspects of employment law as well as providing HR related advice, mainly acting for employers but also taking on complex, high value employee claims. I deal with a mixed range of contentious and non-contentious work but particularly enjoy handling Employment Tribunal claims and appearing in Tribunal as an advocate on behalf of my clients.
I have acted for a number of significant public and private sector bodies. I also spent a year on secondment with a public sector client which has given me an invaluable insight into working “in-house” with HR business partners, employees and managers, and enabled me to gain a thorough understanding of the issues and challenges that clients face on a daily basis.
I regularly provide training for employers and staff both internally and externally with a focus on giving practical advice. I write articles and contribute to various legal and personnel journals.
Kent’s Regional leading law firm we have provided legal services from our Maidstone base across South East England for more than a century. With offices in Maidstone and London, 28 partners and approximately 180 staff, Brachers have ‘emerged as a force on the national stage’.
Taking into account our legal expertise and the local community in which we practice, we aim to provide a one-stop comprehensive quality service which is good value for money. Our firm is an all service firm with strength and depth in all areas of law.
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 Kent Branch
We are the Kent branch of CIPD - the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years.
We have a wide range of organisations and CIPD membership and we respond to this with a full selection of CPD and networking opportunities.
Due to the geographical spread of the county we have 3 area groups – Mid Kent, West Kent and East Kent. Between them they regularly hold sessions with guest speakers on subjects requested by the members. Most events are supported by local companies who host the events and provide an opportunity to meet other HR practitioners.
We also appreciate the specialisms within HR and have Special Interest Groups that meet regularly and occasionally have speakers. These groups include Health and Social Care and Senior Practitioners. Similarly we have smaller bespoke groups, Self Managed Learning Groups that operate throughout the county. These include the Coaching Groups in East Kent and West Kent. We encourage the creation of new groups so if there is not an area covered, why not set one up?
Come along to an event and meet our friendly and welcoming committee members and the wonderful HR community of Kent!