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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.

This year, our programme includes 4 seminars, all of which have direct relevance to the new world of work that employers and employees are facing as a result of the global pandemic.

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


To register your interest for future seminars email, please email

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.

Our 2020-2021 programme consisted of the following seminars:


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

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


Flexible and Atypical Working post COVID-19

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


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


Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

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

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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

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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

Jo Keddie
Senior Partner and Head of Employment, London

Danielle Crawford
Senior Associate, London