Fri, 27 Mar 2015
HR personnel and senior managers are being invited to experience the pitfalls and pressures of an unfair dismissal tribunal – without actually being in the hot seat.
A series of Mock Employment Tribunals are being held by No5 Chambers, one of the country’s leading sets of barristers, to give a real taste of the problems that legal proceedings bring with them.
An expert team of employment barristers will stage the mock unfair dismissal claims, followed by a discussion on how to minimise the risks of losing tribunal cases.
The events are aimed at HR managers or key personal with HR responsibilities, general managers, directors or any in-house general counsel.
Practice Director at No5, Tony McDaid, said: “We are offering delegates the opportunity to experience how an employment tribunal proceeds without having to face one in real life which can be incredibly daunting. We will show them what it’s like to give evidence and be cross-examined.
“They will be able to participate in the event and become involved in the decision making process as well as gaining a greater understanding of the implications of the process to feed back to their own business or organisation.”
The first event is on Thursday, April 30 at Nottingham Conference Centre, while a second will be held on Friday, May 15 at Derby Conference Centre.
Each seminar costs just £30 per person and begins at 9am with registration, and ends at 1pm with a light buffet lunch and an opportunity to network.
No5’s speakers include Helen Barney, a modern barrister known for her plain language when explaining complex legal arguments, and Tim Sheppard, an employment and discrimination law specialist. Mugni Islam-Choudhury is a specialist in complex employment litigation while Charles Crow has acted for both Respondents and Claimants at hearings.
The No5 Chambers Employment Group has more than 30 specialist employment barristers, who can deal with every type of employment law issue that may arise. Under new rules, firms and organisations can now instruct a barrister without having to instruct a solicitor first, so keeping control of costs.