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About: 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.

Our 2019-2020 programme consists of the following seminars:


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


Restrictive Covenants and Severance: Tillman v Egon Zehnder

11 February 2020, 8.30am
Paul Goulding QC and Gayatri Sarathy, Blackstone Chambers


Injunctions – Strategies, Tactics and Pitfalls

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


Divided Loyalties: Fiduciary Duties and the Implications of Recent Case Law

7 April 2020, 8.30am
Bridget Lucas QC, Fountain Court Chambers


Mental Health in the Workplace

12 May 2020, 8.30am
Simon Cheetham QC and Elizabeth Melville, Old Square Chambers


Partnerships and LLPs – golden rules for employment lawyers

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


To register your place at any of the above seminars please click here or email

All seminars take place at Winckworth Sherwood’s offices located at Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB 

We do not intend to charge for these seminars. 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. We will provide continental breakfast and coffee at each seminar.

Download slides from previous seminars:


Current Employment Issues in Financial Services and the Senior Managers Regime

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

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Remedies for Employee Competition: Damages and Injunctions

2 October 2018
Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers

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Partnership Law Update for Employment Lawyers

6 November 2018
Jennifer Haywood & Eleni Dinenis, Serle Court

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Transgender Law: Past, Present and Future

4 December 2018
Robin White, Old Square Chambers

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

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

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Whistleblowing – Recent Developments

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

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Information and Data Protection

2 April 2019
Julian Milford & Christopher Knight, 11KBW

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Key contacts

Danielle Crawford
Senior Associate, London