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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 2021/22 programme


To register your interest for future seminars email, please email

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

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 2021-2022 programme consists of the following sessions:


Legal Professional Privilege for Employment Lawyers: Some Common Issues

Thursday 14 October, 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, 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

Download slides from previous seminars:

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

Key contacts

Jo Keddie
Senior Partner and Head of Employment, London

Danielle Crawford
Senior Associate, London