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 programme consists of the following seminars:

Whistleblowing Update: After Chestertons v Nurmohamed

29 November 2017, 8.30am
Andrew Burns QC and Alice Mayhew, Devereux Chambers

Alice Mayhew, who acted for the Claimant from the outset in the Chestertons v Nurmohamed dispute, and Andrew Burns QC will look at how the law regarding whistleblower protection has developed over the last few years.


Current Employment Issues in Financial Services and the Senior Managers Regime

21 February 2018, 8.30am
Richard Leiper QC and Tom Ogg, 11KBW

Tom Ogg will continue his talks on the subject of the Senior Managers Regime and will be joined by Richard Leiper QC to present a session that will cover a range of employment issues in the financial services sector.


The New General Data Protection Regulation for Employment Lawyers

21 March 2018, 8.30am
Ben Cooper QC and Simon Cheetham, Old Square Chambers

With the implementation date for the new GDPR being just over two months away, this timely talk will address the main issues that employment lawyers need to be up-to-speed with.


Religious Discrimination: Where the Law Stands Now

21 April 2018, 8.30am
Schona Jolly QC and Dee Masters, Cloisters

A leading discrimination and employment silk, Shona Jolly QC, together with Dee Masters, will present a session on the sometimes overlooked subject of religious discrimination.


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

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.

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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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Fruit of the poisoned tree: Illegally obtained evidence, its consequences and private prosecution

28 June 2017
Charles Ciumei QC, Jane Russell and Helen Morton (Essex Court Chambers) and Tim Welch (Goldsmith Chambers)

Data Protection and Employment Law

26 April 2017
Peter Edwards and Matthew Sellwood, Devereux Chambers

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Status Update: The failure of the law of Master and Servant

29 March 2017
Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters

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Forfeiture of Partner Profit Share for Breach of Fiduciary Duty? Members as Fiduciaries? Recent developments

22 February 2017
Jeremy Callman, 10 Old Square

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