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Eversheds Sutherland training and events

Eversheds Sutherland provide thought-leading briefings and conferences, as well as core courses, to help practitioners develop their understanding of law and regulation in the workplace. We work with independent experts and government agencies to help organisations understand new legal requirements prior to implementation dates. We also aim to help delegates with their own personal professional development and to encourage better practice.

In addition, we provide a wide selection of free breakfast briefings, events and webinars. 

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Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • 14th Annual Pensions Conference

    When over ten million auto-enrolled savers are enabled to access their pensions dashboard easily on their phone screen a revolution really is in prospect. There is a growing focus on ESG investing for the long term, as well as increasing consolidation to reduce cost and risk. Along with better governance measures, is this a pensions framework that is future-fit? This conference considers the many ways in which significant change is underway in how retirement benefits are structured, provided and developed.
  • Adjustments - What is reasonable?

    When a disabled job applicant or employee is ‘substantially’ disadvantaged, the employer has a legal duty to make ‘reasonable’ adjustments. The difficulty is that what is reasonable depends upon the circumstances of each case, and upon the size and resources of the employer. Line-managers must also consider individual requests for flexibility which may appear to some colleagues to amount to favouritism.
  • Advanced employee investigations: skills and tactics

    Because of the rising expectations judges have of an employer’s investigation process, and the increasing complexity of some employee investigations, some organisations recognise investigation as a specialism and they are developing in-house teams of dedicated investigators.
  • An introduction to Trans-National Agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to academic collaborations and contracts with international agents. We will also cover topics such as due diligence, common clauses, local advice and what to do when things go wrong.
  • Apprenticeship Employer Agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to these agreements and the ESFA Funding rules which underpin them. We will also cover topics such as:
  • Austrian employment law training

    Although there are similarities, it is dangerous to consider the German and Austrian employment law systems to be one and the same. Austrian law is distinct in many ways, most importantly in relation to probationary periods, the termination of employment contracts and severance. There are also sufficient differences in contract law to make the use of one model employment contract, for German and Austrian employees, a potentially expensive error for employers.
  • Avoiding victimisation: infamy, infamy...

    Every experienced HR professional will have dealt with a disgruntled employee who cannot move on from an incident, or disappointment, at work. A fair grievance process may have been followed and a thorough investigation held, but some employees simply cannot get over an outcome.
  • Belgian employment law training

    An employer found guilty of discrimination by a Belgian court can face a sentence of up to one year in prison. There is no concept of redundancy in Belgium and no concept of unfair dismissal either.
  • Charity law for educational institutions

    This training course will cover : • the legal structure and charitable status of institutions; • the use of charity assets and investment powers; • charity trustees and their duties in law; • conflicts of interest and remuneration of trustees; • the Charity Commission’s role and other principal regulators.
  • Complex employment disputes - cases from hell

    Sometimes, from apparently simple facts, an employment dispute can cause damage far beyond the costs and issues that had initially appeared to be at stake, while consuming vast amounts of time and resources. A claimant, who makes every type of claim and contests every stage, may lead a well-intentioned employer into apparently contradictory positions. This briefing covers complex employment disputes, mediation and ways to resolve differences to avoid the Tribunal process.
  • Dutch employment law training

    Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company due to changes in, for example a fluctuation in workload. A wide variety of options are available for employers to hire people in a flexible manner provided that the rules are used properly.
  • Employee investigations

    Employment tribunals expect employers to show that they have undertaken a fair and thorough investigation of complaints. This investigation can be time-consuming and complicated. However, if carried out early and correctly, an investigation should contain a problem and minimise distraction from the business.
  • Employee relations - working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    Many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives.
  • Employment law after the election

    Irrespective of who wins this next election, the manifestos of the political parties make it clear that it will not be business as usual*. Minimum wages, gig working, immigration and working hours are all likely to change. These briefings explain the practical implications for HR practitioners of the new Government’s manifesto promises and Brexit policy.
  • Employment law breakfast briefing - The urban myths of employment law

    Employment law moves at a rapid pace, there is no doubt about that. However, there are some core fundamentals that often get misinterpreted which often results in the misapplication of the law. This can often mean that organisations get themselves into trouble, with the finger of blame pointing back to HR.
  • Essential employment law for HR professionals

    HR professionals and managers need to understand the legal framework that underpins the employment relationship.
  • French employment law training

    Based on the Napoleonic code and amended by statute ever since, French employment law is markedly different from the UK’s.
  • German employment law training

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • HR legal update

    Two Supreme Court cases, covering employer responsibility for employee data breaches and whistleblowing, raise really challenging issues for HR. Ethnicity pay reporting will be an even bigger challenge to employers than gender pay.
  • Immigration risk to employers: right to work checks

    Increasing compliance activity, important proposed changes and Brexit mean employers need a clear understanding of right to work issues. This course covers the UK immigration system during the employment life cycle, the areas of law that apply and competing risks and penalties. Using examples of problem cases, best practice to risk is assessed and discussed.
  • In-house Counsel Legal Update - Manchester

    We are delighted to invite you to attend our Eversheds Sutherland In-house Counsel Legal update.
  • International secondments - contracts and visas

    A unique set of employment, immigration, social security and tax requirements must be considered when sending an individual employee to work abroad, or when bringing an employee into the UK. These briefings cover the suitability of different assignment structures, the importance of ‘for-purpose’ documentation, securing and protecting the immigration status of your migrant staff, conflict of laws and jurisdictional issues, and questions that arise at the end of an assignment.
  • IR35 and HMRC - off-payroll working

    These briefings cover the new IR35 rules (from April 2020) and when, and to whom, they apply. These rules make clients liable for determining the tax status of their contractors and the aim is to discourage ‘disguised employment’. We also cover your use of agencies and contractors in your supply chain.
  • Irish employment law training

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Israeli employment law training

    Israel has become a preferred regional base for many multinational companies. An increasing number of companies also have Israeli operations, either through regional expansion or through acquisition. Israeli employment law is unique and extremely dynamic, regulated by a variety of legal and contractual sources as well as an influential labour court system.
  • Italian employment law training

    Italy probably has the most complex employment law in Europe. Did you know that in Italy: there are more than 400 national collective agreements in force; four different categories of employees, all subject to specific (and different) rules and regulations; and that unfair dismissal claims can, and do, result in compulsory reinstatement and awards of more than 40 months of salary?
  • Job stress - impact, responsibility, reduction

    The number of fit-notes issued by GP practices for ‘neurotic and stress-related disorders’ rose by 10% between 2017 and 2018 and more than half of work-related absence is linked to stress. Stressed employees are unhappy and unhappy employees make mistakes, are absent or leave. This briefing combines the perspectives of employment and safety lawyers with the expertise of a leading neuroscientist to consider risks and reduction measures.
  • Key learnings: A Real Estate training programme

    The Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Dispute Resolution Training Programme is a comprehensive course of training sessions aimed at all members of your team. The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients.
  • Key learnings: A Real Estate training programme (Manchester)

    The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients.
  • Key learnings - Real Estate training programme - webinar

    Join us on 3 December 2019 at 12 pm for a webinar on how to keep communications confidential and resolve disputes successfully
  • Menopause and work

    More women are in employment than ever before and they are working for longer. If your organisation wants to retain and attract female talent, and address any gender pay gap, it makes sense to consider the effects of this natural transition that will affect every woman, often in very different ways.
  • Mental health and work- Disclosure and adjustment

    In any given week 1 in 6 of us may experience a mental health problem and many more have symptoms of mental ill health, including substance dependence*. Most people recover from their illness or can manage their symptoms.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    This course covers, in turn, an introduction to the employment law systems of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. We will also share the experience we have gained in assisting clients with their operations in the Nordic region, and provide comparisons and contrasts with the UK.
  • Pensions breakfast briefings: stay ahead of the curve

    Although Brexit has dominated the political landscape this year, there is still a steady stream of legal, regulatory and policy developments for pension scheme trustees, sponsors and advisers to take on board.
  • Pensions for HR

    Pensions used to be the responsibility of pension specialists in the ‘pension department’. But auto-enrolment made pensions an HR concern and the ongoing duties, including re-enrolment, scheme changes and salary sacrifice take up, make pensions a mainstream HR issue. This Pensions for HR course demystifies pension basics and highlights key employer responsibilities and duties, particularly from an HR perspective.
  • People issues in deals - Disruption then integration

    Despite political turmoil and concerns about trade wars, the mid-market of M&A deals has remained buoyant. Private equity funds are awash with funding and many UK corporates and private equity funds are making acquisitions in EU countries. Although the people aspects of a corporate transaction rarely drive a deal, they often determine the success of it.
  • PMI Award in Pension Trusteeship: training plus PMI supervised exam

    The Pensions Management Institute’s Award in Pension Trusteeship (APT) is a longstanding industry qualification. It has grown in significance since the publication this year of the Professional Trustee Standards Working Group’s accreditation framework. Accredited professional trustees must now pass the APT exam. Accreditation is currently voluntary but is likely to become the norm.
  • Principles of employment law in Asia

    Drawing on 20 years of experience advising international employers in Asia, this course is aimed at employers who need a broad overview of the employment landscape in Asia. Unlike the EU, where directives are implemented in each country but follow common principles, Asian jurisdictions take very different approaches to HR legal issues. Even Hong Kong and China, which are technically one country, operate HR legal regimes which are polar opposites.
  • Public Sector Annual Conference

    This free half day conference will start with an update on Brexit. Given the uncertainties of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations we are then looking at some hot topics we have seen in the public sector over the last 12 months.
  • Real Estate Training Programme

    Delivered by our market leading real estate disputes team, the Eversheds Sutherland Real Estate Training Programme is a comprehensive range of training sessions aimed primarily at junior and mid-level property professionals (although senior professionals often also attend and are always welcome!).
  • Skype webinar - Compliance with Tier 2 sponsor obligations and update

    Education providers who employ or wish to employ non-EEA staff need to sponsor them, most likely under the Tier 2 (General) route.
  • Skype webinar - Compliance with Tier 4 sponsor obligations and update

    Education providers who teach or wish to teach non-EEA students need to be Tier 4 sponsor licence holders. Tier 4 has been subject to a number of recent changes and this trend is likely to continue, especially with the implications of Brexit and the changes that will happen to the immigration system as a result, which will probably result in the need to sponsor EEA students as well as those from outside the EEA.
  • Skype Webinar - Pressure to perform – managing staff and student mental health in educational establishments

    Managing staff and students mental health in educational establishments can be extremely challenging.
  • Skype webinar - Protecting your IP when contracting with third parties – IP development and exploitation agreements

    In this webinar for education institutions we will consider:
  • Skype webinar - Understanding dispute resolution mechanisms. Litigation or alternative dispute resolution - what are the options what are the differences?

    Alternative forms of dispute resolution are becoming ever more common. Encouraged by the courts and increasingly favoured by parties, options such as mediation, arbitration and adjudication are becoming more widely used. But what are the differences and what are the pros and cons? We’ll consider the options and also look at other settlement tactics including Part 36 and Calderbank offers; the factors which may influence tactics and what to use when.
  • Solar Asset Management MENA

    Eversheds Sutherland is delighted to be a partner for the upcoming Solar Asset Management MENA conference. This two-day event is a strategic platform for the MENA region's solar PV industry, focused on the operational phase of solar plants and portfolios.
  • South African employment law training

    The previous South African regime was characterised by denial of workers’ rights and inequality. To redress the balance, the South African Government has introduced various pieces of labour legislation.
  • Spanish employment law training

    Spanish and UK labour systems differ greatly. Spanish employment law is mainly based on the regulations contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement in force in the market sector. Sometimes a specific CBA can be negotiated for one company with the trade unions and employee representatives.
  • Sponsoring migrant workers: Tier 2 immigration applications

    The Government proposes to introduce a new immigration system after 2021 which is likely to be the most important change to immigration law in 50 years. It is critical that UK-based employers, who cannot meet their staff needs from the local workforce, understand who may be sponsored to work for them. This course is for HR and recruitment professionals with Tier 2 or Tier 5 responsibilities who deal with such applications already and knowledge of the points based system is assumed.
  • Swiss employment law training

    Switzerland is chosen by many multinational companies as a base for their European or global cross-border business activities, largely because of its advantageous investment climate. Swiss employment law is known as being more liberal than other adjacent jurisdictions. While the fundamental principle of contractual freedom is predominant, it is still important to understand the statutory minimal standard and the social protection mechanisms provided by Swiss law.
  • Trust-based pension schemes: trustee and employer responsibilities

    Pension trustees are required by law to be familiar with pensions and trust law, scheme funding and investment principles and their scheme’s governing documentation. This course is designed to give those with responsibility for trust-based pension schemes the knowledge needed to run their scheme more effectively.
  • TUPE: principles and practice

    Lawyers find TUPE laws complex and difficult, so it is not surprising that HR professionals do too. We consider the perspective of the outgoing employer in a TUPE transfer, the incoming employer, affected employees and the role of HR throughout.
  • US employment law training

    This US employment law training course explains the HR regulatory landscape in the US, the relevant government agencies’ authority and the fundamentals of the US employer/employee legal relationship. We provide an understanding of hiring considerations and the concept of ‘at-will’ employment, legal differences in the classification of workers, employee benefits and termination decisions including the mitigation of litigation risk.