Parental and Family Rights in an increasingly Conscious World

Thursday 26th September 2019, 17:00 – 19:00 @ Pannone Corporate, Manchester  Register here

Join us at this evening session for a roundup of case law and legislative framework developments in this interesting area. We will look at the rights of parents, including maternity leave, adoption, shared parental leave, and part-time and flexible working. We will also consider the future, with parental bereavement leave coming in 2020 and the government’s plans to extend redundancy protection for those returning to work after maternity leave.


Caroline Jennings – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Caroline is ranked for employment law in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. One entry describes her as “Very sensible and very approachable. She does not overcomplicate issues and makes my life as a solicitor easier” another notes that she is “Tough, bold, charming and up for a challenge”.

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Employment and Regulatory Cross-over Seminar and Social

Wednesday 26th June 2019, 17:00 – 19:00 @ Slater and Gordon, Manchester  Register here

Come along to learn more about when the regulatory and employment worlds combine and overlap, with particular regard to the two spheres of the health sector and the education sector.  This seminar will provide an interactive and informative overview of these two areas, hosted by a No5 Regulatory specialist in health and education.

The seminar will be followed by summer food and drinks from 19:00 onwards.


Chris Hopkins, No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Chris is a specialist regulatory and misconduct barrister who regularly defends professionals both in the criminal courts and in disciplinary proceedings before their regulator. He has been instructed on behalf of police, legal, medical and teaching professionals and most recently successfully defended a pharmacist at trial in the Crown Court charged with unlawfully administering a noxious substance to a work colleague.

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Workplace Investigations

Thursday 14th March, 08:00 – 10:00 @ Slater and Gordon, Manchester – Register here

If you have ever had to deal with a workplace complaint, you will know the problems and pitfalls with conducting internal investigations.

Join us at our investigation’s seminar for advice on the three main forms of investigations: grievances, disciplinaries and whistleblowing.  Our investigations expert will give you their top ten tips for conducting successful investigations.

Breakfast and refreshments will be provided before the seminar.


Mugni Islam-Choudhury
Mugni is an experienced employment law specialist who has conducted employment-related hearings in the ET, EAT and civil courts for 20 years. He is a specialist in complex employment litigation and has particular interest and expertise in dealing with high value claims, particularly in the field of discrimination, whistleblowing and/or where there is a High Court connection. Recently, Mugni has been appointed as investigator in a number of whistleblowing complaints and grievances.

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North West Employment Law Group: Sexual Harassment Seminar

Thursday 14 June @ HRC Law, Manchester – how to find us

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Following the recent Harvey Weinstein allegations and the #MeToo campaign, sexual harassment is clearly a problem in the workplace.  In the current heightened climate of sexual harassment cases being brought to the fore, come and receive an update as to the legal employment position in this area. Two specialist employment barristers will provide their perspectives in this area with a combination of lectures and workshops, where attendees will be able to apply their acquired knowledge.


08:45 Registration

09:15 – 10:15 Update on Sexual Harassment

Overview of the law in an employment context – Presented by Jack Feeny
Practical considerations for employers – Presented by Tom Perry

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30– 11:45 Sexual Harassment Workshop

An engaging and entertaining workshop to develop your acquired knowledge on harassment.
Presented by Jack Feeny & Tom Perry

11:45 Coffee & networking

Free to attend!
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North West Employment Law Group: TUPE in practice

Tuesday 6th March @ Slater & Gordon, Manchester
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NWELG: TUPE in Practice
Date: 6th March 2018
Time: 08:30 – 11:00
Location: Slater & Gordon, Manchester
Free event

Service provision change (“SPC”) under regulation 3(1)(b) dominates the recentcaselaw. However, it is easy to forget that SPC can also amount to a traditional transfer of an undertaking, and there are some cases where employees are only protected under the traditional model of transfer of undertakings (regulation 3(1)(a)) as opposed to SPC.

This seminar provides a refresher on the main principles and cases concerning regulation 3(1)(a), together with a practical application of key TUPE concepts in an interactive and informative workshop.


09:00 – 09:45 Traditional Transfers of Undertakings under Regulation 3(1)(a) TUPE 2006 – an overview and refresher. Presented by Mugni Islam-Choudhury

09.45 – 10.00 Morning break

10:00 – 11:00 Workshop. Presented by  Helen Barney and Mugni Islam-Choudhury
Practical workshop tackling issues of service provision change, traditional transfer and changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment post-transfer.

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North West Employment Law Group: Launch Event

Friday 10th November 2017 @ Manchester Art Gallery
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Open to anyone who works in or has an interest in Employment Law.

Join us for a morning seminar with experts from the field of employment from Slater & Gordon and No5 Barristers’ Chambers, followed by lunch and networking. This interactive forum is a fantastic opportunity to learn, share ideas and network and open to anyone who works in or has an interest in Employment Law.

This interactive forum is a fantastic opportunity to learn, share ideas and network.


09:00 – 09:30 Registration & Refreshments

09:30 – 09:45 Introduction
Clare Armstrong, Claire Dawson & Helen Barney

09:45 – 10:30 – Witnesses: Engaging with them early on, statement and bundles
Charles Crow

10:30 – 11:15 – Gross Misconduct: Practical Points for both the Claimant & Respondent
Helen Barney

11:15 – 11:30 Refreshment Break

11:30 – 13:00 Discrimination Workshop
Mugni Islam-Choudhury, Charles Crow & Helen Barney

An interactive working session to explore the possible discrimination claims and implications arising in a gladiatorial case scenario. Areas explored will include direct & indirect discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing.

13:00 Lunch and Drinks

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The group formed after the initial success of the West Midlands Employment Law Group which enjoyed its inaugural event on St. Patrick’s Day, a breakfast seminar in June and a Curry Club night in July.

We are now looking to expand across the country starting with the North West!

Who can join NWELG?

Open to anyone who works in or has an interest in Employment Law.  Our three objectives are:

• To grow an organisation that offers practical, bespoke, sound training from experts;

• To nurture working and social networks amongst people with a common interest;

• To create a member-led body, of benefit not only to its members, but also to the region

To be added to our mailing list for future events and communications,  fill out the contact form.