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We are delighted to host our next very timely webinar on Wednesday 4 November 11.30 – 12.15 in partnership with long-standing Housing Forum members, Trowers & Hamlins, entitled ‘People Issues from the Pandemic’.

Following our successful webinar in July, we are holding this event to answer your questions on recent changes and the impact of tighter local lock downs, more self-isolation and working from home well into 2021.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 a great deal of interest in this event, and recommend early registration and submit your questions soon to avoid disappointment.


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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.


Emma is head of the Trowers & Hamlins Employment department which she founded and has specialised in employment law for over 30 years. She is a partner and Head of the Trowers & Hamlins Employment and Pensions department.  She’s specialised in employment law for over 30 years and 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 private, public and third sector employers, regularly acting 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.

Event sponsor:
Trowers & Hamlins

Emma Burrows, Partner

Trowers & Hamlins

Shelagh Grant, Chief Executive

The Housing Forum

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