We're delighted to announce the launch of the CIPD Northern Ireland Employment Law webinar series. The webinars are designed to provide practical employment law information and guidance for people professionals based in Northern Ireland, directly related to Northern Ireland employment law. Each month we'll be running a themed session delivered by a leading Northern Ireland employment lawyer.
We'll also be publishing corresponding blogs on the CIPD Northern Ireland webpage to accompany the series.
If there is a particular topic you would welcome please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Redundancies and Variations - Collective Consultation
Webinar recording from NI Employment Law Series - 14 May 2020
This webinar covers the topic of Redundancies and Variations - Collective Consultation. Paul Gillen from Pinsent Masons addresses the current situation and address the practical considerations for people professionals, in relation to Northern Ireland employment law.
Paul Gillen: Pinsent Masons LLP
Paul is a Partner who heads the Employment Law team at Pinsent Masons LLP in Belfast. Previously, he worked for over ten years in HR management within the manufacturing, engineering, retail and construction sectors. Paul specialises in advising public and private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious matters, TUPE, equality and diversity (including public sector equality duties), policy and procedure, organisational structure and development and strategic HR support. He specialises in employment matters in reorganisations and insolvency.
Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is Vice-Chair of the Northern Ireland CIPD Branch. He’s also Visiting Professor to the School of Law at Ulster University and sits on the CBI Employment & Skills Committee. He is a regular employment law speaker for Legal Island, the CIPD, CBI and other organisations as well as delivering the CIPD-accredited Advanced Diploma in Employment Law.
Annual Leave - Furlough and Beyond
Webinar recording from NI Employment Law Series - 18 June 2020
This webinar covers the topic of Annual Leave - Furlough and beyond. Louise McAloon, Partner at Worthingtons Solicitors addresses the current situation, considerations during furlough and beyond and address the practical considerations for people professionals, in relation to Northern Ireland employment law.
Louise McAloon: Worthingtons Solicitors
Louise leads and manages the employment department at Worthingtons Solicitors. With over 15 years’ experience in employment law, Louise’s knowledge and attention to detail provide an innovative approach that her clients appreciate in relation to complex areas of Public Interest Disclosure, Equal Pay, Discrimination and Unfair Dismissal. She works closely with employers across the public, private and third sectors and regularly advises on restructuring issues including individual and collective redundancies and the application and implication of TUPE.
Louise has a detailed understanding of her clients’ needs and is known for her constructive and pragmatic advice on internal employment issues and providing advice and representation in defence of all categories of employment claims before the tribunals and civil courts. Louise has been ranked in Band 1 for Employment by Chambers Guide 2020.
Flexible working - the new normal
Webinar recording from NI Employment Law Series - 6 August 2020
This webinar covers the topic of Flexible working. Lisa Bryson from Eversheds Sutherland addresses the current situation, considerations during furlough and beyond and address the practical considerations for people professionals, in relation to Northern Ireland employment law.
Lisa Bryson: Eversheds Sutherland
Lisa is a partner at Eversheds Sutherland in Belfast and has led the firm’s employment and immigration practice in Northern Ireland since the firm opened an office here in 2017. She is a very experienced employment lawyer having spent the first ten years of her career practicing in England (in Nottingham and London) before moving back ‘home’ in 2009.
Equality Law – An update for NI employers
Webinar recording from NI Employment Law Series - 23 September 2020
This session will be taking a closer look at equality law and the implications for Northern Ireland-based people professionals delivered by Leeanne Armstrong, Legal Director at TLT in Belfast.
Leeanne Armstrong: Legal Director at TLT
Leeanne is a Legal Director in the employment team at TLT. Qualified to practice in Northern Ireland and in England and Wales, Leeanne advises a range of public and private sector clients (local, national and international) on a broad range of employment issues. She acts for clients across a range of sectors, including retail, education, construction and technology.
Key Employment Case Law Round-Up 2020
Webinar recording from NI Employment Law Series - 8 December 2020
This webinar covers a round-up of key employment case law in Northern Ireland in 2020. Orlagh will present a summary of the key decisions published in late 2019/2020 by the Tribunal here in Northern Ireland and explain why they are relevant
to HR practitioners. Orlagh will focus on unfair dismissal, disability discrimination including reasonable adjustments, and working time.
Orlagh O'Neill: Carson McDowell
Orlagh O’Neill is Head of the Employment Team at Carson McDowell in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s largest independent law firm. She has over 20 years’ experience in employment law having acted for many of the largest employers here advising on often complex contentious and non‐contentious matters. Orlagh is Chair of the Employment Lawyers Group (NI) and is a regular conference speaker and commentator on issues facing employers particularly through the Coronavirus pandemic.