22 QCs on the Hot Employment Law Issues 2017 – 18

Michael Rubenstein Conferences Ltd is pleased to present:

 5 and 6 October 2017

Devised and chaired by Michael Rubenstein

Strand Palace Hotel, Central London


Thursday 5 October 2017

09.00  Coffee and registration
09.30 The employment legislation agenda

David Reade QC, Littleton Chambers

10.00 Discrimination because of religion or belief: new case law

Schona Jolly QC, Cloisters Chambers

  10.30 Interpreting and changing contracts of employment: new case law

Gavin Mansfield QC, Littleton Chambers

11.00 Coffee
11.15 Employment law and occupational pensions: an update

Andrew Short QC, Outer Temple Chambers

11.45 Restrictive covenants and post-employment restraints

Andrew Hochhauser QC, Essex Court Chambers

12.15 Trade union rights and responsibilities: recent developments

John Hendy QC, Old Square Chambers

12.45 Lunch
13.45 Confidentiality and trade secrets: recent case law

Naomi Ellenbogen QC, Littleton Chambers

14.15 Termination payments, compensation and taxation: recent cases

Ben Cooper QC, Old Square Chambers

14.45 Equal pay and gender pay reporting

Daphne Romney QC, Cloisters Chambers

15.15 Tea
15.30 Who is disabled?

Heather Williams QC, Doughty Street Chambers

16.00   Recent case law on TUPE and collective redundancy consultation

Adrian Lynch QC, 11 KBW Chambers

16.30 End of day one

Friday 6 October 2017:

09.00  Coffee and registration
09.30 The evolving duty of mutual trust and confidence

Christopher Jeans QC, 11 KBW Chambers

10.00 Employment status: an update

Paul Rose QC, Old Square Chambers

  10.30   Privacy in the workplace: recent developments

Jane Mulcahy QC, Blackstone Chambers

11.00 Coffee
11.15 Duty of fidelity and fiduciary duties

Thomas Linden QC, Matrix Chambers

11.45 Immigration Act 2016: employment law implications

Ben Collins QC, Old Square Chambers

12.15 Age discrimination: recent case law

John Cavanagh QC, 11 KBW Chambers

12.45 Lunch
13.45 Remedies for employee competition: garden leave, injunctions, damages

Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers

14.15 Indirect discrimination after Naeem and Essop

Rachel Crasnow QC, Cloisters Chambers

14.45    Bonus disputes: recent case law

Daniel Oudkerk QC, Essex Court Chambers

15.15 Tea
15.30   Whistleblowing: new developments

James Laddie QC, Matrix Chambers

16.00    Working time: where the law now stands

Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters Chambers

16.30 End of day two

Conference Rates

As in previous years, we have kept our prices the same:

£799 + VAT for the two days


£449 + VAT for one day

Accolades for 22 QCs 2016

“Great conference, thank you. What an exceptional series of briefings on a huge range of topics given by the thought-leaders in the field – the added value for practitioners is massive. It is the best conference I have ever attended.”

Louise Hobbs, Partner, Signet Partners

“An exceptional array of expert speakers.”

Hazel Craik, Head of Employment, NHS Central Legal Office


“An excellent employment law course.”

Claire Scott, PSL, Burness Paull LLP


“As good as ever and arguably better this year in terms of subjects covered. Definitely the one employment law conference to attend each year.”

Bernie Kingsley, HR Director, Intu


“Superb – all experts delivering up to date material – clearly well prepared.”

Tom Mallon, barrister (Ireland)


“Effective and time efficient way in which to access a comprehensive employment law update from an excellent array of QCs. Highly enjoyable and informative.”

Christine Alexander, Solicitor, Thames Valley Police


“Fantastic. The best CPD course there is.”

Anne Petersen, Solicitor, Bech Bruun


“I would recommend the conference to any specialist practitioner. A great summary of recent case law developments.”

Jill Sinclair, Solicitor, A&L Goodbody


“An excellent conference that I will highly recommend to friends and colleagues. Wonderfully concise and informative sessions – all beautifully kept to time.”

Shirley Blair, Associate, A&L Goodbody



Nic Hart, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson


“First class – the best employment law training available.”

Paul Jennings, Partner, BWB


“This was two protein-rich days of top quality updates.”

Jo Brookes, Legal Officer, Directorate Army Legal Services


“I’ve been attending this course for the last 4 years. It’s by far the best update course with a brilliant team of organisers and speakers each year.”

Arjumand Sheikh, Principal, Strand Solicitors

 Arts for All

Each year, Michael Rubenstein Conferences donates £25 per delegate and £100 on behalf of each of our 22 speakers to a worthy charity. This year’s charitable beneficiary is Arts for All, who provide support, encouragement, care and opportunities for children and vulnerable adults with learning disabilities and autism. For more details, see www.artsforall.co.uk