One aspect of life at the Bar that I particularly enjoy is the delivery of training to employment law solicitors, human resources professionals, managers and staff. Any training is tailored to be relevant to that specific audience.
In addition to my training in the law, I also have a background in teaching, having taught in a further education college prior to undertaking my pupillage.
Below is some of the ways in which I can provide training.
Employment Law Training Courses
I am able to offer training on any aspect of employment law. Recent examples have included training on the Equality Act 2010, Whistleblowing tactics for Claimants and Respondents and capability dismissals.
I write each training course with the specific audience in mind. The complexity of the course can range from a course pitched to lay persons to courses for specialist employment lawyers.
I am also flexible as to how the course will be delivered. Some clients prefer a talk lasting a couple of hours whereas others will want courses that last for half a day to a full day. I can deliver talks in the style of a lecture, or I can deliver an interactive course in which the audience participates.
For example, I can deliver a course to a HR department in which the participants each take on different roles and take decisions as we run through a range of scenarios. We can discuss the options available at each stage and the implications of each decision taken.
Equality and Diversity
The provision of equality and diversity training is taking on a greater prominence in the workplace.
Some professions are developing regulatory requirements requiring practitioners to have received training in equality and diversity.
Some employers will look to rely upon the provision of equality and diversity training as one step in establishing the ‘statutory defence’ to potential discriminations claims under the Equality Act 2010. In general terms, the statutory defence is where in defence to a claim of discrimination, the employer asserts that they took all reasonable steps to prevent the discrimination and therefore should not be liable for the acts of their employee.
I can also deliver training where an employer has identified a particular training need within an organisation. For example, where findings have been made as a result of a grievance and further training has been suggested as part of the outcome.
I am able to deliver the courses to solicitors firms, public or private sector businesses or other organisations.
As with employment law training, I am happy to tailor the course to your organisations needs. The most basic course is likely to last around an hour and a half. The more comprehensive the course, the more likely the employer will be able to use the training as one aspect of the statutory defence.
The fee for a course will depend on the nature and length of the course. In most circumstances, unlike other organisations, I charge a fixed fee rather than a fee per delegate.
I would be happy to have an informal chat to discuss the training needs of your organisation and how I can help. Please call me on 0191 2321927 or email me: firstname.lastname@example.org