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The River Group

The River Group


The River Group is made up of employment and partnership specialists from law firms across London who have pooled their energies to put on market-leading training and updates for private practice employment and partnership lawyers. The goal of The River Group is to provide training and legal updates, given by high profile speakers from a range of employment and partnership specialist chambers.

The seminars are aimed at private practice employment and partnership lawyers based in firms near the London Bridge area.

Upcoming programme

Our 2023-2024 programme has come to an end.

Details for our 2024-25 season will be launched in the next coming months.

All webinars will take place online and start at 10.00am. They will last for approximately one hour.

We do not intend to charge for these webinars. Rather, we want this to be an opportunity for employment and partnership lawyers from our respective firms to meet, network and find ways of working together whilst receiving high quality legal updates.

Downloads from earlier seminars


A guide to appeals in the EAT

Tuesday 31st October 2023, 10.00am
Diya Sen Gupta KC of Blackstone Chambers.

The Perfect PH

Thursday 30 November 2023, 10.00am
Andrew Edge of 11KBW

Employment Issues in Financial Services

Thursday 25 January 2024, 10.00am
Niran de Silva KC and Mark Humphreys of Littleton

An Update on Injunctions in Employee Competition Cases

Thursday 22nd February 2024
David Grant KC and Peter Linstead of Outer Temple

Company Law Essentials for Employment Lawyers 

Thursday 21 March 2024, 10.00am
Dale Martin KC and Blathnaid Breslin of Littleton

Making and Defending Costs Applications in the Employment Tribunal

Thursday 25 April 2024, 10.00am
Betsan Criddle KC and James Chegwidden of Old Square

Remedies in the Employment Tribunal

Thursday 23 May 2024, 10.00am
Peter Edwards and Georgina Hirsch of Devereux

Stress and Bullying Claims

Thursday 27 June 2024, 10.00am
Ben Collins KC and Sophie David of Old Square

Older sessions:

Pleadings Masterclass

Thursday 28 September 2022, 10.00am
Daphne Romney QC and Carolyn D’Souza of Cloisters Chambers.

Age Discrimination Update

Thursday 27 October 2022, 10.00am
Deshpal Panesar KC and Alex Shellum of Old Square Chambers

The Anatomy of a Confidential Information Claim

Thursday 24 November 2022, 10.00am
Tom Croxford KC and Celia Rooney of Blackstone Chambers

Gender Identity Discrimination

Thursday 26 January 2023, 10.00am
Carol Davis KC and Niran de Silva KC of Littleton Chambers

Bonus Disputes

Thursday 23 February 2023, 10.00am
Daniel Stilitz KC and Jamie Susskind of 11KBW

More Than a Feeling: Pursuing Personal Injury Claims in the Tribunal

Thursday 30 March 2023, 10.00am
Tim Goodwin of 12KBW

Hybrid Working and Discrimination Claims

Thursday 27 April 2023, 10.00am
Martin Westgate KC and Paras Gorasia of Doughty Street Chambers

Employee Directors: Exits and Disputes

Thursday 23 May 2023, 10.00am
Jane McCafferty KC and Michael Lee of 11KBW

Legal Professional Privilege for Employment Lawyers: Some Common Issues

Thursday 14 October 2021, 10.00am
Paul Epstein QC and Charlotte Goodman, Cloisters

Team Moves in the Partnership Context

Thursday 11 November 2021, 10.00am
Diya Sen Gupta QC, Craig Rajgopaul & Zafar Ansari, Blackstone Chambers

Whistleblowing Masterclass

Thursday 9 December 2021, 10.00am
Niran de Silva QC, Littleton Chambers

Discrimination Masterclass

Thursday 13 January 2022, 10.00am
Deshpal Panesar QC, Old Square Chambers

The Expulsion and Forced Retirement of Partners

Thursday 10 February 2022, 10.00am
Jonathan Cohen QC, Littleton Chambers

Equal Pay: Material Factors is the Answer

Thursday 10 March 2022, 10.00am
Andrew Burns QC, Devereux Chambers

Taxies and Takeaways: Employment Status following Uber and Deliveroo

Thursday 12 May 2022, 10.00am
Daniel Stilitz QC, 11KBW

Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

Tuesday 11 May 2021, 10.00am
Aileen McColgan QC and Elizabeth Prochaska, 11 KBW

Partner Departures and Firm Decision Making post-Braganza, and in the COVID-19 era

Thursday 25 March 2021, 10.00am
John Machell QC and Jennifer Haywood, Serle Court

Flexible and Atypical Working post COVID-19

Thursday 28 January 2021, 10.00am
Simon Cheetham QC, Old Square Chambers

COVID-19 and the Return to Work: An Epidemic of Claims?

Thursday 26 November 2020, 10.00am
Nick Siddall QC, Littleton Chambers

Issues of Remedy in Employment cases

10 September 2019, 8.30am
Paul Nicholls QC and Nathan Roberts, Matrix Chambers

Team Moves; Liabilities and Remedies

8 October 2019, 8.30am
Simon Devonshire QC and Zac Sammour, 11KBW

Concurrent Proceedings in the High Court and Employment Tribunals: Strategies and Practical Tips

12 November 2019, 8.30am
Heather Williams QC and Paras Gorasia, Doughty Street Chambers

The Overlap Between Employment and Personal Injury Claims

3 December 2019, 8.30am
Joel Kendall and Tim Goodwin, 12 King’s Bench Walk

Injunctions – Strategies, Tactics and Pitfalls

10 March 2020, 8.30am
Mohinderpal Sethi QC, Littleton Chambers

Partnerships and LLPs – golden rules for employment lawyers

9 June 2020, 8.30am
Jeremy Callman, Ten Old Square

Current Employment Issues in Financial Services and the Senior Managers Regime

21 February 2018
Richard Leiper QC and Tom Ogg, 11KBW

Remedies for Employee Competition: Damages and Injunctions

2 October 2018
Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers

Partnership Law Update for Employment Lawyers

6 November 2018
Jennifer Haywood & Eleni Dinenis, Serle Court

Transgender Law: Past, Present and Future

4 December 2018
Robin White, Old Square Chambers

Sexual Harassment Investigations in the Workplace in the ‘#MeToo’ Era

5 February 2019
Naomi Ellenbogen QC & Carol Davis, Littleton Chambers

Whistleblowing – Recent Developments

5 March 2019
Bruce Carr QC & Matthew Sellwood, Devereux Chambers

Information and Data Protection

2 April 2019
Julian Milford & Christopher Knight, 11KBW


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Upcoming Events

HR Hour Workshop: Managing sickness absence

Seminar | Wednesday 25th September 2024 | 9.00am - 12.00pm

HR Hour Workshop: Managing sickness absence

Seminar | Wednesday 25th September 2024 | 9.00am - 12.00pm
Location: Bankside Hotel, 2 Blackfriars Road