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Continuing professional development for line managers

2 June 2020

From Tuesday 28 April 2020 our award-winning employment lawyers and HR Consultants will be hosting a programme of six weekly sessions that will have real impact on how you manage and get the best out of your staff. But that’s where we can come in and do our bit to help; by providing short snippets of learning and sharing best practice that you can manage and absorb around your weekly routine.

Benefit from our extensive experience with complimentary, bite-sized learning opportunities. The 30-minute sessions will help you walk back to the office with quick wins on topics such as absence management and conducting a hearing effectively. You’ll also pick up tips on how to tweak your day to day practice to put you on a better footing should you ever find yourself up before an employment tribunal judge.



What to expect if you are asked to be on a decision making panel in a hearing (include appeals) - Eleanor Drabble & Emily Addai

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The role of the investigator in practice – how to get the best out of an interview, make your investigation report compelling and present to a hearing - Paul Miner & Katherine Utton

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Investigations – why, when and how? - Daniella Glynn & Alex Berkshire

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How to deliver a return to work meeting well - Gill Martindale & Jess Collinson-Shield

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Quick wins for absence management – save money and boost morale – Heather Mitchell & Tom Wallace

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Our speakers

Eleanor Drabble

Eleanor Drabble

HR Consultant

Eleanor Drabble specialises in consultancy, advice and support to schools and academies on all HR management issues.

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Emily Addai

Emily Addai

Senior Associate

Emily Addai specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment issues including tribunal claims, unfair dismissal, redundancy, restructuring, contractual issues, policies and procedures and discrimination.

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Paul Miner

Paul Miner

HR Consultant

With very substantial HR experience, Paul specialises in providing well considered and practical strategic and operational HR advice and business partnering to our Education clients’.

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Katherine Utton

Katherine Utton

Senior Associate

Katherine works as an Associate Solicitor in our employment team, and has over 4 years’ experience of working with a wide range of schools and academy trusts.

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Daniella Glynn

Daniella Glynn

HR Consultant

Daniella Glynn specialises in consultancy, advice and support to schools and academies on all HR management issues.

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Alex Berkshire

Alex Berkshire

Senior Associate

Alex specialises in both immigration and employment law matters across the firm’s private, education and health sectors, including advising on the prevention of illegal working and associated right to work issues.

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Gill Martindale

Gill Martindale

Senior HR Consultant

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Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell

Partner

Heather specialises in contentious and non-contentious employment matters including; contractual issues, unfair dismissal, redundancy and all areas of discrimination.

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Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace

Senior HR Consultant

Tom specialises in educational HR, with a particular focus on academies. Managed and led on a variety of change management projects including restructures, workforce reductions and pay reviews.

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