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:
2 October 2018, 8.30am
Paul Goulding QC, Blackstone Chambers
An undisputed authority on the subject of employee competition, Paul Goulding QC will open this year’s River Group seminar series.
6 November 2018, 8.30am
John Machell QC & Jennifer Haywood, Serle Court
This talk will run us through recent developments in partnership law that employment lawyers need to know about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Whistleblowing Update: After Chestertons v Nurmohamed
29 November 2017
Alice Mayhew and Andrew Burns QC, Devereux Chambers
Team Moves: A Practical Guide
18 October 2017
Gavin Mansfield QC and Matthew Sheridan, Littleton Chambers
The Gig Economy & Employment Law in a Disruptive Sector
20 September 2017
Jonathan Ollivent, Employment Counsel, Uber
Daniel Tatton-Brown QC, Littleton Chambers
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
Status Update: The failure of the law of Master and Servant
29 March 2017
Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters
Forfeiture of Partner Profit Share for Breach of Fiduciary Duty? Members as Fiduciaries? Recent developments
22 February 2017
Jeremy Callman, 10 Old Square