CIPD Manchester Employment Law Masterclass




Networking & breakfast*

10:00 Welcome and Introduction

David Beech, Chair CIPD Manchester Branch

10:15 Recent and forthcoming legislation

Chloe Themistocleous, Associate, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

10:55 Short break

11:00 NDAs, Whistleblowing & Sexual Harassment Jenny Mann, Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

11:40 Morning coffee

11:55 Off-Payroll working (IR35)

Mark Hammerton, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

12:35 Two-course lunch*

13:45 Case law update

Jenny Mann & Chloe Themistocleous

14:25 Short break

14:25 ICE regulations (information and consultation of employees)  Mark Hammerton

15:00 Afternoon tea

15:15 Mental health (legal obligations and requirements) James Boffey, Acas North West, Trainer in Good Practice Services

15:55 Panel discussions (your questions answered) All

16:30 Close

Slido Interactive questions/polls

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Recent and forthcoming legislation


NDAs, Whistleblowing & Sexual Harassment

Slido code NDA

Off-Payroll working (IR35)

Slido code IR35

Case law update

Slido code CASELAW1 then CASELAW2

ICE regulations (information and consultation of employees) 

Slido code  ICE

Mental health (legal obligations and requirements)

Slido code ITSOK

Mark Hammerton

Worker status issues including contingent and agency workers and recruitment services agreements for major corporates Implementation of new terms and conditions - including dismissal and re- engagement of thousands of staff on a risk-managed basis Mark frequently chairs conferences and trains on issues including TUPE (e.g. the ACAS TUPE conference), effecting organisational change, HR horizon scanning and updates. Sessions can be targeted for managers, HR and Legal and union/employee representatives.

Mark is a Partner in our Human Resources Practice Group with over 20 years' experience in employment law, including: TUPE exercises in major projects - including assessing bids, strategies for minimising/maximising the application of TUPE and drafting HR and Mobilisation Plans  Disciplinary issues - advising on the process up to and including clerking hearings, dismissal of senior executives under formal processes and executive terminations under settlement terms (including #me-too scenarios) Mass equal pay claims including playing a key role in a metropolitan council resolving claims for £20m, a fifth of the exposure

+44 (0) 161 831 8444

Jenny Mann

Jenny is a Principal Associate in our Human Resources practice group. She handles both contentious and non- contentious matters, providing pragmatic advice to employers on a wide range of employment issues. Jenny has particular expertise in restrictive covenants and confidential information from both a drafting and enforcement perspective in the High Court. She regularly advises private and publicly listed companies on senior executive service agreements and terminations, TUPE and the employment aspects of corporate transactions and IPOs. Jenny advises a diverse range of clients but has notable experience in the water sector.

Jenny's recent experience includes: representing a financial services company in a complex High Court action against a former employee regarding misuse of confidential information ; Dealing with the employment aspects of the restructure of a plc Board (including the preparation and negotiation of executive service agreements, settlement agreements Changes to non-executive director status and prospectus wording); and coordinating pan-European employment advice while on secondment to a global science and technology company.

+44 161 831 8134

Chloe Themistocleous

Chloe is an Associate, specialising in Employment Law.

Chloe has also successfully conducted large scale redundancy litigation cases involving up to 350 parties. In addition to her Employment Tribunal work, Chloe provides employment law and human resources advice and training to businesses.

Chloe originally trained as a barrister and was called to the bar in 2012, before cross qualifying to become a solicitor in 2016. In light of this, Chloe is a strong litigator, and she regularly represents businesses in the Employment Tribunal. Chloe has a wealth of experience acting for both Respondents and previously Claimants in Tribunal litigation, including claims for unfair dismissal, all types of discrimination and whistleblowing.


James Boffey

James Boffey joined Acas in 2015. He started initially in the Dispute Resolution arm of Acas, as a first point of contact for employees with potential Tribunal claims before moving into Training and Advisory work in early 2017. Since then he has worked with a range of public and private sector organisations across the North West, working with both staff and management

James provides advice, training and support to improve employment relations and business performance. Prior to joining Acas, James worked in prison education, teaching English to male offenders

+44 (0) 161 831 8444



Ethically sourced coffee, Organic tea Herbal infused drinks Retro biscuits Morning and afternoon refreshments

Dry cured bacon on a soft flour roll Vegetarian sausages on a soft flour roll (V) Ethically sourced coffee, Organic tea, Herbal infused drinks Fresh fruit juice

Citrus and herb griddled chicken Lightly spiced oven baked fish served with seasonal greens Wholemeal fusilli with peas, broad beans and spinach (V) Sweet potato mash (V) Rice and peas with jerk griddled vegetables (V) House green salad and dressings and a quinoa and black barley salad (V) Ice cream and seasonal fruits Lunch Menu This menu has been specially designed with Lancashire County Cricket Club's first team fitness coach and dietician. Dietary requirements* In addition to vegetarian meals Emirates Old Trafford (EOT) will cater for vegan, gluten-free or any other special dietary requirements indicated at the time of booking. Allergy advice EOT prepare  food in kitchens with products containing gluten, milk and nuts as well as other allergens. Allergy data is available from its Catering Team based on the specifications obtained from our suppliers Own meals or snacks The consumption of any food or beverage not provided by EOT on the day is not permitted.

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Today's team

Dr David Beech, Chair, CIPD Manchester Branch

Pip Amey, Lead Ambassador

Bilal Jilani, Ambassador

Rebecca Hamilton, Ambassador & Chief event tweeter

Mo Saleh, Ambassador

Rebecca Westaway, Employment Law Lead

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CIPD Manchester Branch Annual Employment Law Masterclass

Held by the CIPD Manchester Branch on Wednesday, 22 January 2020

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Dr David Beech Chair, CIPD Manchester Branch

CIPD Manchester Branch Annual Employment Law Masterclass 2020

Branch Event


22 January, 2020


James Boffey, Trainer in Good Practice Services, Acas North West Mark Hammerton, Partner, Human Resources Practice Group, Eversheds Sutherland LLP Jenny Mann, Senior Associate, Human Resources Practice Group, Eversheds Sutherland LLP Chloe Themistocleous, Associate, specialising in Employment Law. Eversheds Sutherland LLP

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