Employment Law Conference 2024

Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT
Time: 09:00 - 14:00

We are delighted to be welcoming back the Employment Law Conference for 2024 and to announce that the keynote address will be given by Regional Employment Judge Franey.

Also joining the event for this year will be Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski from Nine St John Street taking a look at restrictive covenants and Rosie Kight from Kings Chambers with a case and legislation update.

James Akrigg from Cloudy Software will give an overview of what is happening in AI then we will close the conference with a panel on the impact of AI on employment law.

It is sure to be a really valuable event so please secure your place!

Cost to attend:

  • MLS Members £75.00 + VAT (£90.00)
  • Non-members £100.00 + VAT (£120.00)

Conference programme

09:00     Registration

09:30     Welcome and introduction from our Co-chairs
Jo Handler, Senior Associate, Forbes Solicitors
Bryn Doyle, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

09:45     Keynote address
Regional Employment Judge Franey
REJ Franey will again give us the view of all things Employment Tribunal from the judiciary. We look forward to hearing how recent technical developments have been received by all users of the ET system together with an update and look ahead to what practitioners can expect in 2024 and beyond.

10:30     Restrictive Covenants
Stefan Brochwicz-Lewinski, Nine St John Street
Stefan will take us through the case law and be passing on his top tips and watch-outs for the use and consideration of Restrictive Covenants in the employment context. This session will be of particular use to practitioners having to decipher the complex application of RCs and look ahead to the future use of business protection clauses in a work environment.

11:15     Refreshments

11:35     Case and Legislation Update
Rosie Kight, Kings Chambers
Join us as Rosie takes us through the most recent developments in employment law cases together with their interpretation and commercial application. Rosie will also be looking at a number of the major changes in employment legislation which will impact all practitioners in 2024 and beyond!!

12:20     What is happing in AI
James Akrigg, Cloudy Software
A fascinating look into the future with James as he gives us a brief reflection of the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the law with a particular lens on employment and the work environment.

12:40     Panel Session: Impacts of AI on Employment Lawyers
Regional Employment Judge Franey
Jo Handler, Senior Associate, Forbes Solicitors
Bryn Doyle, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Amy Smith, Nine St John Street
James Akrigg, Cloudy Software
A great chance to quiz our panel of experts on all things AI for employment lawyers. The panel members in private practice will share some of their experiences advising clients in this fast changing area, REJ Franey will give his view on the topic from a judicial perspective and counsel will help to decipher the legal framework. There will also be plenty of opportunity for delegates to share their experiences and quiz the panel on best practice.

13:25     Conference closing remarks

13:30     Networking lunch

You can register your place by using the form below or by emailing [email protected]. Please advise of any access or dietary requirements at the time of booking.

Please note the online payment system is not currently working and you will be sent an invoice if you register online. If you wish to book multiple places please email [email protected] 

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