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
  • Lillian Caller, Brent Council
  • Matt Briggs, Google
  • Celia Campbell, Wells Fargo
  • Eleanor Taylor, GE
  • Lorna Gibb, EasyJet
  • Emily Felton, New look

IHELN receives support from Caity Dalby, 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 2016

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
19 January 2016

Annual half day seminar

Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Hosts: Stephenson Harwood and Arthur J. Gallagher

Location: Stephenson Harwood, 1 Finsbury Circus, London, EC2M 7SH

CPD: 3.5 hours

23 March 2016

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Hosts: Eversheds and LV=

Location: Thomson Reuters, Friars House, London, SE1 8EZ

Description: Data subject access requests

CPD: 1.5 hours
29 September 2016

Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Hosts: Xerox and Kemp Little LLP

Location: Kemp Little's offices at Cheapside House, 138 Cheapside, City of London, EC2V 6BJ

Description: Atypical worker issues and the changing workplace

CPD: 1.5 hours

17 November 2016

Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Hosts: Macfarlanes LLP and Disney

Location: Macfarlanes’s offices at 20 Cursitor Street, London EC4A 1LT

Description: Discrimination issues focussing on reasonable adjustments, dress codes, and transgender employee

CPD: 1.5 hours

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

Training for 2017

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
2 February 2017

Annual half day seminar

Hosts: Allen & Overy and Wells Fargo

TBC

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.

Date Details
9 December 2015

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Hosts: Linklaters and Wells Fargo

Location: Linklaters, 1 Silk Street, ECZY 8HQ

Description: The Senior Managers and Cerfitication Regime

CPD: 2 hours

30 September 2015

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Hosts: Travers Smith LLP and Disney

Location: Travers Smith LLP, 10 Snow Hill, London EC1A 2AL

Description: Stress, disability and occupational health in the workplace

CPD: 2 hours

16 June 2015

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Hosts: Google and Nabarro LLP

Location: Nabarro LLP, 125 London Wall, London EC2Y 5AL

Description: Roundtable session on the role of the in-house employment lawyer

CPD: 2 hours

21 April 2015

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

Hosts: Brent Council and Charles Russell Speechlys

Location: Charles Russell Speechlys, 5 Fleet Place, London EC4M 7RD

Description: Strategies for agreed terminations and settlement of difficult claims

CPD: 2 hours

15 January 2015

Annual half day seminar

Time: 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Hosts: Lewis Sikin

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

Topics: Round up of key 2014 and 2015 developments, Shared parental leave, two breakout sessions:

Breakout session 1:
  • TUPE
  • Remuneration in financial services
  • International employment law round up
  • Protecting your business
Breakout session 2:
  • Holiday pay, overtime and commission
  • Investigations and negotiating exits
  • European works councils
  • Data protection
CPD: 3 hours

November 2014

Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm

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

Topic: Holiday pay

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

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

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

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

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. ​

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