‘HR Legal: Brexit, Gender Pay Gap, Modern Slavery Act And Protecting Business Secrets’ – A Round-up

‘HR Legal: Brexit, Gender Pay Gap, Modern Slavery Act And Protecting Business Secrets’ was an intimate networking breakfast event for 30 management-level in-house recruitment professionals held at the stunning new offices of Bird & Bird, our partners for this event. A different format compared to our usual breakfast meetings, the morning saw our in-house recruiters sit around in horseshoe format for an incredibly educational session on Brexit, gender pay gap, modern slavery and intellectual property threats and their effects on HR.

Throughout the course of the morning we heard from three specialist guest speakers who shared their insights and unrivaled knowledge on some of the most pertinent legal business and HR issues of our time.

Who spoke?

Special Guest speaker: James Froud, Partner and Employment Lawyer, Bird & Bird

james-froud1James’ practice is diverse; he advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law at all stages in the employment cycle, supporting clients in many sectors. He has particular interest in litigating on employee competition issues, involving threats to trade secrets and misuse of confidential information. James has participated in panel discussions and lectured extensively on a variety of HR law subjects and also written for and been quoted in the UK national press and industry publications.

Special Guest speaker: Emily Clark, Employment Lawyer, Bird & Bird

emily-clark-170x170Emily is a Senior Associate in Bird & Bird’s International HR Services Group in London. She advises on a broad range of HR and employment law matters from recruitment to terminating employment and everything else in-between. Emily has spent a significant amount of time on client secondments where she has worked closely with HR teams to provide practical and business-focused advice.


Special Guest speaker: Phil Beckett, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal

phil-beckett-170x170Phil is a Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal’s Disputes and Investigations practice in London and brings more than 15 years of experience in forensic technology engagements, advising clients on forensic investigations of digital evidence, the interrogation of complex data sets and the disclosure of electronic documents.











We’d like to extend a huge thank you to Bird & Bird for partnering with us for this event and for sharing their exceptional legal expertise with us and for offering our in-house recruiters strong guidance on where to go on all four topics discussed.


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