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Webinar in partnership with Trowers & Hamlins LLP

We are delighted to invite you to our next webinar at 3 pm – 3 45pm on Tuesday 7 December in partnership with long-standing Housing Forum members, Trowers & Hamlins LLP looking at coming back to the office and the move to agile working.

Following the successful webinars in 2020 and earlier 2021, we are holding this event to discuss the implications for staff and your businesses of the return to the office after the last 18 months or so.  We’ll also consider whether a move to agile working is a revolution that will change the world of work for ever.   We’ll also cover the live issues of requiring vaccination, employees refusing to have tests, coming back to the office and whether people are refusing to do so,  redundancies and change management, and what agile working might look at in the future.

This event will be in format of a live Q & A webinar – on the very topical matters for all organisations in current and future decision-making for their workforce. We are anticipating interest in this event and recommend early registration and submit your questions soon to avoid disappointment.  Book your place

The event will be co-chaired by Shelagh Grant Chief Executive, The Housing Forum, and Emma Burrows, Partner. Trowers & Hamlins and will be joined by Laura Welchew, Trowers & Hamlins, Managing Associate.

 Emma is head of the Trowers & Hamlins Employment & Pensions department which she founded. The team won Personnel Today’s  Employment Law Firm of the year 2020 in November.  Emma has specialised in employment law for over 30 years. Emma has worked with housing providers for most of that time.  Emma advises housing providers on managing senior staff exits, board disputes, employment structures and governance issues, and discrimination issues.  In addition to giving advice she writes and contributes to three legal textbooks, including on TUPE and the public sector, and co-wrote the NHF Guidance “Board Member Pay: what housing associations need to know”.

 Laura acts for a wide range of employers, including many housing providers and regularly acts for respondents in complex and valuable tribunal claims. She is a very robust litigator and achieved one of the highest cost awards made by the employment tribunal. She advises on all employee relations matters, acting as a business partner to her HR clients through her understanding of the ins and outs of each business and its commercial goals.  Laura regularly negotiates complex TUPE transactions.

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