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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 2018/19 programme consists of the following seminars:


Remedies for Employee Competition: Damages and Injunctions

2 October 2018, 8.30am
Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers

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Partnership Law Update for Employment Lawyers

6 November 2018, 8.30am
Jennifer Haywood & Eleni Dinenis, Serle Court

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Transgender Law: Past, Present and Future

4 December 2018, 8.30am
Robin White, Old Square Chambers

With consultation on reforming the Gender Recognition Act 2004 ongoing, this talk could not be better timed.


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

5 February 2019, 8.30am
Naomi Ellenbogen QC & Carol Davis, Littleton Chambers

Equally timely is this session, which will focus on how to approach sometimes historic allegations in the modern era.


Whistleblowing – Recent Developments

5 March 2019, 8.30am
Bruce Carr QC & Matthew Sellwood, Devereux Chambers

Devereux Chambers take their usual slot to bring the Group up-to speed with the world of the UK’s whistleblowing regime.


Information and Data Protection

2 April 2019, 8.30am
Julian Milford & Christopher Knight, 11KBW

After a flurry of activity in May this year, things seem to have quietened down. However, this session will examine more recent developments.


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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Whistleblowing Update: After Chestertons v Nurmohamed

29 November 2017
Alice Mayhew and Andrew Burns QC, Devereux Chambers

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Team Moves: A Practical Guide

18 October 2017
Gavin Mansfield QC and Matthew Sheridan, Littleton Chambers

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The Gig Economy & Employment Law in a Disruptive Sector

20 September 2017
Jonathan Ollivent, Employment Counsel, Uber
Daniel Tatton-Brown QC, Littleton Chambers

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Key Contact


Senior Associate, London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7593 0287


Key Contact

Key contacts

Timothy Goodwin
Senior Associate, London