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Eversheds Sutherland provides thought leadership, legal updates and horizon scanning through our events, webinars and training courses. Our programme of events, webinars and training courses are designed to keep you up to date with key challenges you face on a daily basis.

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Upcoming events, webinars and training

  • A new immigration system – what it will mean for your recruitment of non-British/Irish staff and an update on the implications of covid-19 - webinar

    There are fundamental changes to the UK’s immigration rules in the pipeline. These will result in a new immigration system applying to non-British and Irish citizens and will not just therefore mean changes to the existing provisions in respect of your recruitment of staff from outside the EEA but will also extend your institution’s compliance obligations to EEA nationals who have up until now have been exempt from the rules due to their right to freedom of movement
  • A new immigration system – what it will mean for your recruitment of non-British/Irish students and an update on the implications of covid-19 - webinar

    There are fundamental changes to the UK’s immigration rules in the pipeline.
  • An introduction to contracts - what to look out for when negotiating

    We will look at the legal essentials for contract formation and the meaning of some common clauses found in contracts.
  • An introduction to trans-national agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to academic collaborations and contracts with international agents. We will also cover topics such as due diligence, common clauses, local advice and what to do when things go wrong.
  • Apprenticeship employer agreements

    This session will cover an introduction to these agreements and the ESFA Funding rules which underpin them. We will also cover topics such as:
  • Atypical/irregular hours workers

    The issue of atypical workers is an important one for the sector with it trying to balance modern working practices and the desire for flexible working against allegations of exploitation and the trade unions campaign against casualisation.
  • Building your knowledge - Our real estate training programme

    The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients.
  • Central and eastern European HR - employment law in Hungary

    Hungary has a very complex employment and labor law. There are lots of employment issues in Hungary where the law is silent, so court rulings shall be duly considered also in the day‑to‑day employment management. If the strict rules on termination are disregarded, unfair dismissal claims can result in awards of 12 months of salary or in certain cases compulsory reinstatement.
  • Central and eastern European HR - employment law in Russia

    Russian employment law is highly regulated, overly formalistic and slow to change with a changing world. Labor disputes are not uncommon for large and small employers alike. Procedural precision from the moment a company is incorporated is critical. Russian laws are not impacted by directives of the European Union. Specific problems may arise when HR is not managed locally. HR management requires a deep knowledge of local rules.
  • Central and eastern European HR - employment law in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

    Formerly a single country, the Czech and Slovak employment laws have drifted apart since the 90’s, while keeping many similar concepts. Similarities include vigorous protection of employees as the weaker party, strict formalities for hiring and difficult terminations with a risk of reinstatement and substantial compensation for the employee.
  • Central eastern European HR - employment law in Poland

    While Polish employment law presents various challenges for employers in some areas, it is relatively straightforward in other areas. For example the employers may face difficulties in scope of organisation of working time, but dismissals may appear less problematic then in other neighbouring jurisdictions, as long as certain formal requirements are met.
  • Challenging times in the new regulatory regime – when and how to challenge the OfS

    Two years in, the way OfS is exercising its powers is really starting to shape the sector. The dynamics between an institution and its regulators can be complicated but getting the relationship right is ever more critical for any institution to thrive. In this session we’ll take an overview of the regulatory landscape, review the recent case law and guidance on the way OfS is operating and consider when and how to exercise options for appeal, complaint and judicial challenge.
  • Cyber security and pension schemes

    The Pensions Regulator has issued guidance on cyber security, highlighting the need for trustees to be aware of their “responsibilities in respect of cyber resilience” and to “receive regular training and have access to skills and expertise to understand and manage cyber risk”. 
  • Dutch employment law training

    Employee rights are well protected under Dutch law, especially in dismissal cases, but employers are able to swiftly adjust staff levels in their company due to changes in, for example a fluctuation in workload. A wide variety of options are available for employers to hire people in a flexible manner provided that the rules are used properly.
  • Employee relations - working effectively with your union and employee representatives

    Many senior managers lack experience of working with unions and employee representatives. This course is designed to address this need in a virtual format, providing a chance to learn from specialist labour lawyers with extensive practical experience of dealing with industrial relations issues both in the public and private sector.
  • European HR - harmonising terms and conditions

    Managing teams of people is challenging at the best of times. Working across European borders is even more difficult due to cultural and legal differences.
  • European HR - restructuring and redundancies across Europe

    The COVID-19 crisis and the severe impact it is having on economies across the globe is forcing many businesses to consider restructuring their businesses to cut costs and adapt to the new economic and business landscape. Managing reorganisations is challenging at the best of times. Doing so in multiple jurisdictions which have heavily regulated employment law regimes that differ significantly in their approach is even more difficult.
  • GDPR update for HR professionals - webinar

    Although the provisions of GDPR came into force in May 2018, the implications of the changes are still being felt. In this six monthly update for HR professionals in the education sector we will provide a refresher on the definitions and key points; look at practical solutions from an operational perspective and consider the implications of Brexit.
  • German employment law training

    Germany is a major trading partner for many countries throughout the world, not to mention the most important single market in the European Union.
  • How to effectively settle a dispute – what are the options for dispute resolution and what are the differences? - webinar

    Alternative forms of dispute resolution are becoming ever more common. Encouraged by the courts and increasingly favoured by parties, options such as mediation, arbitration and adjudication are becoming more widely used. But what are the differences and what are the pros and cons? We’ll consider the options and also look at other settlement tactics including Part 36 and Calderbank offers; the factors which may influence tactics and what to use when.
  • Irish employment law training

    The Irish and UK legal systems have many similarities. However, in an employment context those similarities can be deceptive.
  • Key learnings - Real Estate Litigation breakfast seminar series 2020

    The objective is to provide focused training on core issues with a view to enhancing knowledge of these topics and assisting your team to provide a top quality service to your colleagues and clients. Each session will provide at least one hour of CPD and will be held at our Manchester office over a light breakfast. To book on to a particular session or sessions, please contact Kasia, on + 0161 831 8356 or at
  • Labor Relations Virtual Conference - the resilient workplace

    Our 17th Annual Labor Relations Conference is going virtual this Autumn. Join us online with our great line-up of speakers, ask questions, get involved in the debate and network with your peers.
  • Nordic (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden) employment law training

    This Nordic employment training course covers, in turn, an introduction to the employment law systems of Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway. We will also share the experience we have gained in assisting clients with their operations in the Nordic region, and provide comparisons and contrasts with the UK.
  • Nuts and bolts of possession – residential - webinar

    A review of the legal framework for recovering possession of residential premises. The process of recovering possession of student accommodation and the statutory regime which applies under the Housing Act 1988 for other forms of residential property.
  • Pensions education sector annual conference

    Following the success of our inaugural pensions education sector conference 2019 we will be holding another conference next year in our Birmingham office.
  • Protecting your IP when contracting with third parties – IP development and exploitation agreements – webinar

    In this webinar for education institutions we will consider: − contract principles − early questions to consider: • what is the purpose of collaboration? • what IP may be generated? • who owns background IP?
  • Webinar: Escrow accounts and pension scheme funding

    Escrow accounts are increasingly being used to manage pension scheme funding, whether to avoid trapped surplus, as additional funding security or to act as a funding mechanism for a specific aim (e.g. buy-out).
  • Webinar - Charity law for educational institutions

    In this session we will cover key charity issues for institutions including:
  • Webinar - Joint ventures

    There are more models for joint ventures across the education sector than ever before: Institutes of Technology, research institutes, joint schools, UTC’s, National Colleges and service sharing vehicles to name but a few. Each of these models is unique and we could never explain the detail of each in one session. But all educational joint ventures have some key aspects in common and risks which should be considered. We will look at a framework for legally risk assuring any joint venture.
  • Webinar - Nuts and bolts of possession – commercial

    A review of the legal framework for recovering possession of commercial premises. When might a tenant have security of tenure and what does it mean if it does? A practical guide to understanding the 1954 Act regime and some tips for successfully navigating it.