In-house Employment Lawyers Network

The professional network for in-house lawyers specialising in employment law in the UK

The In-house Employment Lawyers Network (IHELN) was created in response to in-house employment lawyers' desire to have a network of colleagues in similar positions. Its main objectives are to:

  • Provide practical and business-focused training on relevant areas of the law
  • Enable members to share experience and best practice
  • Put members in touch with fellow in-house lawyers dealing with similar issues

Management of the network

The current chair of IHELN is Kirsten Fox, who is Head of Employment Law at KPMG.

The following are members of the steering committee:

  • Rakhi Jefferies, Disney
  • Victoria Costella, United Business Media
  • Liza Battat, Legal counsel
  • Rebecca Priestley, Lloyds Bank
  • Lillian Caller, Brent Council
  • Mandy Aulak, Royal Mail
  • Matt Briggs, Google

IHELN receives support from Shira Ginsberg, Claire Templeton and Sophie Capel from Practical Law's Employment team, which acts as its secretariat.

Members of IHELN must not pass on fellow members' contact details without their consent. In particular, please do not forward group emails outside the network without checking with the original sender that the information in the email can be passed outside the network and removing other members' email addresses.

Training for 2014

IHELN organises training sessions for members on topics presented by external law firms or barristers. Most sessions attract 2 CPD hours apart from the annual half day seminar which may attract more.

There is no charge for the training sessions, which are only open to IHELN members.

Date Details
16 January 2014

Anual half day seminar

Time: 1:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG

Description: Recent and future developments in employment law. Keeping up with generation Y

CPD: 3 hours

Break out session 1:
Privilege and prejudice

OR

FS regulation and pay

Break out session 2:
Territorial jurisdiction

OR

Self-development for in-house lawyers

12 February 2014

Time: 8:30am to 10:30am

Location: Practical Law, 19 Hatfields, London SE1 8DJ

Description: Presentation by Assurety represented by Paul Epstein QC, Ed Williams and Elizabeth Marmur on witness preparation, managing risk and how to get the most out of your witnesses

CPD: 2 hours

26 June 2014

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, London EC4R 9HA

Topic: Practical approach to TUPE in 2014

CPD: 2 hours

10 September 2014

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: Nabarro, Lacon House, 84 Theobald's Road, London WC1X 8RW

Topic: Contingent and atypical workers

CPD: 2 hours

November TBD

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: Baker & McKenzie, 100 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6JA

Topic: Holiday pay

CPD: 2 hours

If you would like copies of the materials from a session, please contact IHELN@thomsonreuters.com

Training for 2015

IHELN organises training sessions for members on topics presented by external law firms or barristers. Most sessions attract 2 CPD hours apart from the annual half day seminar which may attract more.

There is no charge for the training sessions, which are only open to IHELN members.

Date Details
January TBD

Annual half day seminar

Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Location: Lewis Silkin, 5 Chancery lane, London EC4A 1BL

Topics: TBD

If you would like copies of the materials from a session, please contact IHELN@thomsonreuters.com

Archived Training

IHELN organises a number of training sessions over the year, which are only attended by other in-house employment lawyers.

There is no charge for the training sessions, which are only open to IHELN members.

Details of our 2013 training programme:

Date Details
13 November 2013

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: Norton Rose, 3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ

Description: The amendments being made to TUPE in 2014

CPD: 2 hours

9 October 2013

Time: 8.30am to 10.30am

Location: Allen & Overy, 1 Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

Description: Tactics in the employment tribunal under the new tribunal rules

CPD: 2 hours

26 September 2013

Time: 4.15pm to 6.30pm

Location: 11KBW, 11 King's Bench Walk, Temple, London EC4Y 7EQ

Description: The new ET procedural rules (implications, practical tips, Court insights and a view of the future). How and when to use a barrister, and get the most out of them

CPD: 2 hours

18 June 2013

Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Location: Seyfarth Shaw, CityPoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9AW

Description: Managing a Global Restructuring. Seyfarth Lean

CPD: 2 hours

21 March 2013

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Location: Morgan Lewis & Brockius, Condor House, 5-10 St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AL

Description: Top 10 discrimination issues, social media issues. What a social media policy should look like

CPD: 2 hours

10 January 2013

Annual half day seminar

Location: Simmons and Simmons'

Time: 1.30pm to 5.00pm

CPD: 3 hours

A year in review. The commercial approach to managing employment risk. External investigations

Break out session 1: Reforms to employment tribunal procedure

OR

Dealing with litigants in person

Break out session 2: Managing multi-jurisdictional litigation

OR

Business protection (what you are protecting, why you are protecting it, and how to protect it in practice).

How to join IHELN

If you:

  • Are a lawyer working in-house
  • Specialise in employment law
  • Have a permanent role
  • Work for just one in-house client
Feel free to get in touch by emailing IHELN@thomsonreuters.com. Membership is free and on an individual, rather than a corporate basis. ‚Äč

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