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Handling Crucial Conversations

18/11/20 • 8am - 9.30am

Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

In this interactive session, we will explore the key points to consider when the need to handle crucial conversations arises.

Handling Crucial Conversations

18/11/20 • 10am - 11.30am

Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

In this interactive session, we will explore the key points to consider when the need to handle crucial conversations arises.

Absence Management Training

15/09/20 • 10 - 11.30 am

Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

In this interactive session we will explore how to manage both long term and short term absence issues. The workshop is aimed at managers and HR professionals within commercial businesses.

Absence Management Training

15/09/20 • 8am - 9.30am

Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

In this interactive session we will explore how to manage both long term and short term absence issues. The workshop is aimed at managers and HR professionals within commercial businesses.

Mock Employment Tribunal

08/09/20 • 9:30am

Online

Join us on the 8 September at 9.30am - 11am for an exclusive mock Tribunal session, the first in the country, looking at an Employment Tribunal case arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Menopause in the Workplace Webinar

01/09/20 • 9:30am

Online

The session will cover:

Live Education Q&A

27/08/20 • 9am - 10am

Hosted online via Zoom

Our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Responding to a Data Breach

20/08/20 • 11am - 12.30pm

Hosted online via Zoom

Organisations across the public sector are having to do more and differently to respond to the challenges of Covid-19 and resources are stretched. How should you manage the situation if something goes wrong that has regulatory, liability and employment consequences? Something like a data breach affecting service users and staff needs a swift and co-ordinated response across the board and the right responses to the data protection, employment and regulatory consequences. The specialists in Governance, Information and Public Sector Employment Law from Forbes work together to support clients to do just that. Join us for this event to get an insight into how you can improve your readiness to respond.

Responding To A Data Breach - All Hands On Deck

20/08/20 • 11am - 12.30pm

Hosted online via Zoom

Organisations across the public sector are having to do more and differently to respond to the challenges of Covid-19 and resources are stretched. How should you manage the situation if something goes wrong that has regulatory, liability and employment consequences? Something like a data breach affecting service users and staff needs a swift and co-ordinated response across the board and the right responses to the data protection, employment and regulatory consequences. The specialists in Governance, Information and Public Sector Employment Law from Forbes work together to support clients to do just that. Join us for this event to get an insight into how you can improve your readiness to respond.

Selecting Employees for Redundancy - Part 2

20/08/20 • 9.30am - 10.30am

Online

Selecting employees for redundancy part 2 - drawing up appropriate selection criteria

Live Education Q&A

13/08/20 • 9am - 10am

Hosted online via Zoom

Our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Selecting Employees for Redundancy - Part 1

06/08/20 • 9.30am - 10.30am

Online

Selecting employees for redundancy part 1 - identifying an appropriate pool

Recruitment and Employing Staff in Education - The next 12 months

05/08/20 • 9.30am - 10.30am

Hosted online via Zoom

Wednesday 5th August | 9.30-10.30am

Employment and HR Live Q&A Session

05/08/20 • 11am

Online

Our National Head of Employment, Jonathan Holden, is going to be hosting a live Q&A covering Employment and HR Law for businesses on Wednesday 5th August 11am.

Education Q&A

30/07/20 • 9am - 10am

Hosted online via Zoom

Our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Agile Working and Maintaining Social Distancing in the Workplace

21/07/20 • 11am - 12am

Online

How to manage an effective transition to an agile workforce, Including managing social distancing in workplaces, dealing with requests for agile working, how to deal with competing requests and potential pitfalls for employers with James Barron, Associate Solicitor.

Live Education Q&A

16/07/20 • 12pm-1pm

Hosted online via Zoom

Thursday 16th July | 12pm

Performance Management Training

15/07/20 • 9am - 10.30am

Online

In this interactive session we will explore how to effectively deal with performance issues. The workshop is aimed at managers and HR professionals within commercial businesses.

Responding to a Data Breach

14/07/20 • 1pm - 2.30pm

Hosted online via Zoom

Schools are having to do more and differently to respond to the challenges of Covid-19 and resources are stretched. How should you manage the situation if something goes wrong that has regulatory, liability and employment consequences? Something like a data breach affecting pupils and staff needs a swift and co-ordinated response across the board and the right responses to the data protection, employment and educational consequences. The specialists in Education and Information Law from Forbes work together to support schools to do just that. Join us for this event to get an insight into how you can improve your readiness to respond.

Health & Safety Q&A

14/07/20 • 10am - 11am

Online

Members of our Regulatory team will be hosting a live Q&A to answer all your Health & Safety related questions.

Managing Remote Employment Relations

14/07/20 • 11.30am - 12.30am

Online

How to effectively manage a remote workforce, including a discussion on continuation of capability, disciplinary, sickness absence proceedings with Joshua Burke, Solicitor.

Live Education Q&A

09/07/20 • 11am - 12am

Hosted online via Zoom

Thursday 9th July | 11am

The Future of Furlough Webinar

08/07/20 • 10am - 11am

Online

We are hosting a webinar on The Future of Furlough on Wednesday 8 July at 10am - 11am.

Construction Sector Live Q&A Session

07/07/20 • 9.30am - 10.30am

Online

Members of our Construction Team and experts at MHA Moore and Smalley will be hosting a live Q&A session to answer all your questions from property and projects to employment law and contracts.

Managing Trade Union Relations

07/07/20 • 11am - 12am

Online

Managing relationships with the unions post Covid 19 and beyond and dealing with claims when things go wrong with Ruth Rule-Mullen, Partner and Head of Public Sector Employment.

Education Q&A

02/07/20

Hosted online via Zoom

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill 2020 Webinar

30/06/20 • 2pm

Online

Pauline Rigby and Michael Chambers invite you to join them on Tuesday 30 June at 2pm for their review of the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance law and what it means for companies and their creditors.

Undertaking a Service Review

30/06/20 • 11am - 12am

Online

How to review a service provision after lockdown; create a business case, implement reorganisations, restructures and redundancies and engaging staff in consultation with Laura Cieplak, Associate Solicitor.

Live Education Q&A

23/06/20 • 11am

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Online Education Forum

18/06/20 • 10am

Online

A Post Lockdown Era for Schools

Live Education Q&A

11/06/20 • 11am

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

SIPP & SSAS Webinar

10/06/20 • 10am - 11am

Online

Adam Bromley and Mohassan Mehmood will be hosting a SIPP & SSAS COVID-19 live online event on Wednesday 10 June at 10am - 11am. The event will include an interactive "Q & A" session with the opportunity for participants to contribute to the discussion.

Live Education Q&A

04/06/20 • 12pm

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Employment & HR Live Q&A Session

03/06/20 • 11.30am - 12.30pm

Online

Our National Head of Employment, Jonathan Holden, is going to be hosting a live Q&A covering Employment and HR Law for businesses on Wednesday 27 May at 11.30am.

Agile Working Webinar

02/06/20 • 10am - 11am

Online

We would like to invite you to our webinar on Agile Working on Tuesday 2 June at 10am - 11am.

Now is not the time to quit... or is it?

02/06/20 • 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Online

Sarah Rogers, Senior Associate from the Housing & Regeneration Litigation team will be hosting a live Q&A covering the effective use of Notices to Quit during the pandemic and beyond on Tuesday 2nd June at 2.00pm - 3.00pm.

Commercial & Dispute Resolution Q&A Session

01/06/20

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Commercial and Dispute Resolution specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Education Q&A

28/05/20

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Redundancy and Restructures Training

26/05/20 • 10am - 11.30am

Online

Organisations are facing challenging times as lockdown is slowly lifted and the CJRS comes to end. Many organisations will consider varying their contracts and restructuring their workforce.

Live Education Q&A

21/05/20 • 11am

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Locked up in Lockdown - A Q&A aorund arrests for breaches of injuction during the pandemic

19/05/20 • 4pm - 5pm

Online

Kirsty Varley, Senior Associate and Aleem Mahmood, Associate from the Housing & Regeneration Litigation team will be hosting a live Q&A covering arrests for breaches of injunction during the pandemic on Tuesday 19th May at 4.00pm - 5.00pm.

Disciplinaries Training

19/05/20 • 9.30am - 11am

In this online interactive session, we will explore the key points to consider when dealing with a disciplinary process. The workshop is aimed at managers and HR professionals within commercial businesses.

Live Education Q&A

14/05/20

Online

To help support you during these testing times our dedicated Education specialists will be hosting a live Q&A session, so you have the opportunity to get some answers.

Employment & HR Live Q&A Session

07/05/20 • 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Online

Our National Head of Employment, Jonathan Holden, is going to be hosting a live Q&A covering Employment and HR Law for businesses on Thursday 7 May at 3.30pm - 4.30pm.

People and business planning after lockdown

05/05/20 • 10am - 10.45am

Online

Emma Swan and Amy Stokes will host this live online event on Tuesday 5 May at 10am - 10.45am.

Employment & HR Q&A Session

29/04/20 • 11.30am

Online

Our National Head of Employment, Jonathan Holden, is going to be hosting a live Q&A covering Employment and HR Law for businesses on Wednesday 29 April at 11.30am.

Grievances Training

24/03/20 • 8am - 9.30am

Mercure Preston Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

In this interactive session, we will explore the key points to consider when dealing with employee grievances. The workshop is aimed at managers and HR professionals within commercial businesses.

Blackpool Education Forum

17/03/20 • 8am

Village Hotel, E Park Dr, Blackpool, FY3 8LL

The Blackpool Education Forum is a popular forum which is held termly and free to attend. The forum is aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

Employment Law update 2020

12/03/20 • 9am

Crow Wood Hotel & Spa Resort, Holme Road, Burnley, BB12 0RT

CIPD Lancashire Branch Employment Law Update 2020

County Lines & Social Housing Conference

10/03/20

FC Halifax Town, The Shay Stadium, Shaw Hill, Halifax, HX1 2YT

Over the past 12 months, Forbes Solicitors, Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner have been focussing on the key role that Housing Associations can play when tackling county lines in their communities.

Considerations at Lease End Breakfast Seminar

10/03/20

Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GP

We are holding a seminar on Considerations at Lease End at 8.30am on the 10th March at our Manchester office.

Lancashire Education Forum

05/03/20

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

The Lancashire Education Forum is a popular forum which is held termly and free to attend. The forum is aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector. We are keen to deliver the most relevant topics the education sector will find beneficial, therefore if there are any areas you would like to suggest to us for future forums please do let us know.

Credit Control, Managing slow payers and avoiding bad debt

06/02/20

Oak House, 28 Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Preston, PR5 6AW

We would like to invite you to our seminar on Credit Control: Managing slow payers and avoiding bad debt on 6 February 2020 at our Oak House office.

IR35 What are the implications for you and your business?

04/02/20

Mercure, Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

This event is suitable for all HR professionals, business leaders and contractors seeking to gain further understanding of IR35 in their business and collate advice on how to prepare for 6 April 2020.

Employment & HR Law for School Business Leaders - Lancashire

30/01/20

Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Further Lane, Mellor, Lancashire, BB2 7NP

This one day course will provide a comprehensive overview of Employment & HR law within an education context.

Creating a Partnership Environment - Lancashire

10/12/19

Offices of Community Gateway Association, Harbour House, Portway, Preston, PR2 2DW

This briefing is designed to help Housing Associations to learn more about the legislation which is available to Environmental Health colleagues so that a collaborative approach can be adopted to address various housing issues in the future.

Blackpool Education Forum

05/12/19

Village Hotel, E Park Dr, Blackpool, FY3 8LL

Forbes Solicitors are launching their popular Education Forum in Blackpool. These forums are currently run termly in the North West and are very well attended. The forums are aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

Lancashire Education Forum

27/11/19

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Rd, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG

The Lancashire Education Forum is a popular forum which is held termly and free to attend. The forums are aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

Interactive Mock Employment Tribunal - Burnley

26/11/19

Prairie Sports Village, Windermere Avenue, Burnley, BB10 2FU

This mock Employment Tribunal will demonstrate a realistic insight into the workings of a sex discrimination unfair dismissal case involving the Royal Family.

Lancashire HR Employers' Forum

21/11/19

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Road, Samlesbury, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0UL

Business Owners/Directors/Managers and HR Practitioners across Lancashire are invited to the HR Employers' Forum.

Creating a Partnership Environment - Leeds

21/11/19

Jurys Inn, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, LS10 1NE

This briefing is designed to help Housing Associations to learn more about the legislation which is available to Environmental Health colleagues so that a collaborative approach can be adopted to address various housing issues in the future.

Considerations at Lease End Breakfast Seminar

14/11/19

Oak House, 28 Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, PR5 6AW

We are hosting a seminar on Considerations at Lease End on the 14th November 8.30am - 10am at our Oak House office.

Mock Recruitment Process - Handling Recruitment Safely

11/11/19

Education Partnership Trust, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8QA

Forbes Solicitors Education team, in association with the Education Partnership Trust, are delighted to invite you to attend our interactive session on handling the recruitment process in a school setting.

Employment Mock Disciplinary Investigation and Hearing

07/11/19 • Breakfast Seminar

Etihad Stadium, Gate 11, Colin Bell (West) Stand, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF

Handling disciplinary investigations and hearings - how to ensure your disciplinary process is fit for an Employment Tribunal.

Mock Health & Safety Prosecution

30/10/19

Bolton Whites Hotel, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton, BL6 6SF

Forbes Solicitors will be delivering an interactive Mock Health & Safety Prosecution at the University of Bolton Stadium on Wednesday 30th October.

Cuckooing & County Lines Regional Seminar - Humberside & Lincolnshire

16/10/19

Scunthorpe United F.C, Glanford Park, Jack Brownsword Way, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, DN15 8TD

Cuckooing and county lines are becoming very prominent issues in our communities.

SIPP & SSAS Seminar: Liability of Pension Scheme Trustees

15/10/19

Oak House, 28 Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Preston, PR5 6AW

We would like to invite you to our seminar on the Liability of Pension Scheme Trustees on the 15th October at our Oak House office.

Construction Industry Drinks Evening

10/10/19

Foodwell, Ground Floor, One New Bailey, Manchester, M3 5JL

Forbes Solicitors, Crowe and Hays Recruitment invite you to join us at the new exciting venue, Foodwell. This is your opportunity to relax, enjoy drinks and canapés and chat with likeminded people from the construction industry.

West Yorkshire Best Practice Partnership Launch

26/09/19

Novotel, 4 Whitehall Quay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 4HR

Join us for the launch of The Best Practice Partnership Network.

Lancashire HR Retreat

25/09/19

Stanley House Hotel & Spa, Further Lane, Mellor, Blackburn, BB2 7NP

We have great pleasure in inviting you to the Lancashire HR Retreat brought to you by Four HR and Forbes Solicitors.

Forbes' NetWalking Group

12/09/19

Cuerden Valley Park, Berkeley Drive, Preston, PR5 6BY

Join Forbes for our ladies only NetWalking group on Thursday 12th September 2019 at 9.30am. We will be meeting for a walk around Cuerden Valley Park followed by brunch at Cuerden View Cafe.

Social Housing Breakfast Briefing - I say Vexatious/ you say Let Down

20/08/19

Offices of Community Gateway Association, Harbour House, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 2DW

This session, which is free of charge, will provide a brief overview of the issues currently faced by the Social Housing sector in Lancashire followed by a real life case study focussing on a vexatious complaint case from the perspective of both the Landlord and the Tenant. During the session practical tips and advice will be given to help housing providers to deal with the difficulties posed by unreasonable and persistent complainants.

Leeds Social Housing Breakfast Briefing - I say Vexatious / You say Let Down

17/07/19

Forbes' Leeds Office, 13/14 South Parade, Leeds, LS1 5QS

This session will provide a brief overview of the issues currently faced by the Social Housing sector in Leeds followed by a real life case study focussing on a vexatious complaint case from the perspective of both the Landlord and the Tenant. During the session practical tips and advice will be given to help housing providers to deal with the difficulties posed by unreasonable and persistent complainants.

Forbes' Ladies Night

11/07/19

Forbes Solicitors, Ground Floor, Oak House, 28 Sceptre Way, Walton Summit, Preston, PR5 6AW

Calling all ladies!

Manchester Social Housing Breakfast Briefing - I say Vexatious / You say Let Down

10/07/19

Forbes' Manchester Office, Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2GP

This session will provide a brief overview of the issues currently faced by the Social Housing sector in Manchester followed by a real life case study focussing on a vexatious complaint case from the perspective of both the Landlord and the Tenant. During the session practical tips and advice will be given to help housing providers to deal with the difficulties posed by unreasonable and persistent complainants.

Employment Mock Disciplinary Investigation and Hearing

02/07/19

Village Hotel, Cheadle Rd, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, SK8 1HW

Join us for our Employment Mock Disciplinary Investigation and Hearing in partnership with Hays.

Taking Stock... Property, Procurement and Development Update - Leeds

13/06/19

Marriott Hotel, 4 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane, Leeds, LS1 6ET

This event is aimed at anyone working for or with Registered Providers. This includes anyone working with housing and other development schemes such as Asset Managers, Development Managers, Procurement Managers and Project Managers.

HR Retreat

13/06/19 • -

Foodwell, Manchester, Ground Floor, One New Bailiey, Salford, M3 5JL

We are delighted to invite you to attend our Manchester HR Retreat, brought to you by Four HR, Forbes & Make Events.

Taking Stock... Property, Procurement and Development Update - Bolton

06/06/19

Bolton Whites Hotel, De Havilland Way, Bolton, BL6 6SF

This event is aimed at anyone working for or with Registered Providers. This includes anyone working with housing and other development schemes such as Asset Managers, Development Managers, Procurement Managers and Project Managers.

Breakfast Seminar for Business Leaders

23/05/19

Best Western Garstang Country Hotel & Golf Centre, Bowgreave Drive, Bowgreave, PR3 1YE

MHA Moore and Smalley, Forbes Solicitors, NatWest and The Family Business Network are hosting an interactive breakfast seminar aimed at the owners, managing directors and finance directors of North West SMEs.

Lancashire Education Forum

22/05/19

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG

The Lancashire Education Forum is a popular forum which is held termly and free to attend. The forums are aimed at Head Teachers, School Business Managers, Finance & HR Officers, Senior Leadership Teams and Governors who want to keep up to date with relevant changes and developments in the education sector.

Masterclass on the use of Social Media in the Workplace

15/05/19

University Centre, Blackburn College

The event is aimed at business owners, HR professionals, CIPD students and Senior Managers who are critical in a business' HR processes and who may be involved in ensuring and enforcing compliance with disciplinary rules involving the misuse of social media. Our Employment Team will provide guidance on the use of social media in the workplace. We will explore the issues, rules and guidelines for employers to ensure an effective social media policy is implemented and enforced in your businesses.

Housing Management Conference

15/05/19

Village Hotel, Waterfold Business Park, Rochdale Rd, Bury, BL9 7BQ

Forbes Solicitors' Housing and Regeneration Team are resurrecting their hugely popular Bury Seminar, which will focus on a wide range of issues faced by front line housing practitioners.

Mock Disciplinary Investigation and Hearing in a school setting

28/03/19 • -

Hays' Liverpool Office, 2nd Floor, 5 St Paul?s Square, Liverpool, L3 9SJ

How to ensure your investigation process is fit for Employment Tribunal.

Mock Disciplinary Investigation and Hearing in a school setting

26/03/19 • -

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

How to ensure your investigation process is fit for Employment Tribunal.

Interactive Mock Employment Tribunal

14/03/19

Etihad Stadium, Gate 11, Colin Bell (West) Stand, Ashton New Road, Manchester, M11 3FF

Our Mock Tribunal, in conjunction with Hays, which will be played out by the Forbes' Employment Team to demonstrate a realistic insight into the workings of an unfair dismissal and sex discrimination case.

Lancashire HR Employers' Forum

06/03/19 • 9am

Samlesbury Hotel, Preston New Rd, PR5 0UL

Business Owners/Directors/Managers and HR Practitioners across Lancashire are invited to the HR Employers' Forum.