Unfair dismissal rules in seminar spotlight

THE new rules regarding unfair dismissal claims came under scrutiny at the annual employment law breakfast briefing hosted by two leading Peterborough firms.

More than 200 delegates at the Anne Corder Recruitment and Hegarty LLP Solicitors event were talked through the proposed new legislation which will be introduced in April next year in a bid to cut the number, and cost, of employment tribunals.

Employment law expert Tim Thompson from Hegarty Solicitor LLP set out in detail the new rules and the implications for employers. His colleague Martin Bloom talked through issues surrounding employee bonuses while Emma Carter discussed a number of case studies giving the HR professionals present an insight into how the law is interpreted in real life scenarios.

The briefing, held at the East of England Showground, has been a key date on the local HR calendar for around 15 years.

Martin Bloom, partner at Hegarty Solicitors, said: “Employment law is always one of the most rapidly changing areas of the law. This year, the Government is proposing dramatic changes to employment legislation and, in particular, to the employment tribunal process. It is vital for firms to fully understand these changes and how they will impact upon their business.”

Anne Corder said: “We were delighted to once again be able to provide a platform for HR professionals and business people from across the city the opportunity to update their knowledge. In the ever changing world of employment law it is key to understand new legislation and how it is interpreted.”

A series of seminars is now being planned for 2013. To register your interest please email

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(L-R) Hosts of the Employment Law Breakfast Briefing Tim Thompson, Anne Corder, Martin Bloom and Emma Carter

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