Latest developments in employment law for strategic HR leads

This online event on Wednesday 27 April will provide an intensive update on the latest developments in employment law for strategic HR leads.

About the event and who should attend

Senior colleagues from Eversheds Sutherland will give a comprehensive update on a number of employment law developments, followed by Q&As on their presentations. For those who prefer to submit questions in advance, there will be an opportunity to do this, as well as raise questions verbally or in writing on the day. 

This event assumes an expert working knowledge of employment law and practice and is designed to bring senior HR colleagues in member HEIs up to date on recent and anticipated employment law developments and consider their impact on HEIs in a highly challenging workforce context.

As we will be encouraging questions and discussion, we are asking participants to observe the Chatham House Rule, and so we won’t be recording the event. 


Nicola Bennison, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland 
David O’Hara, Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland 



The headline areas currently scheduled to be covered include:
  • Forthcoming changes to the right to request flexible working
  • Carer’s leave
  • Long covid
  • Sexual harassment – latest developments (including use of NDAs)
  • The Employment Bill - where are we now?
  • Changes to statutory rates
  • Case Law Update (including agency workers/worker status/holiday pay/Industrial action)
  • The Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill - implications for HR 
  • Q&A surgery on recent employment law issues 
The timed programme is as follows:
 Latest developments in employment law - programme

The programme will cover a lot of material in a short time, though if you would like to see any additional areas covered, you can indicate this on the booking form or email us in advance via We will explore the possibility of including your suggestions into the programme.

Event platform and timings

This online conference will be hosted on Teams and will run between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm

Attendance fee and how to book

The participation fee for UCEA members is £235 per place.
Book places via the tickettailor booking form 
When you book you have the option of paying for a place by credit/debit card or to be invoiced.

If you have any queries regarding your interest in attending, please contact