Tuesday, 11 February 2014

HELPing hand is welcome


Experts from our award-winning law firm have hailed the launch of our latest advice seminar programme a great success.

We have unveiled a brand new programme of seminars designed to help companies chart a course through the minefield of employment law. And our first event at The Ramada Hall Hotel, in Wolverhampton, attracted an audience of around 40 employers.

Senior Partner Graham Davies said: “We have run our popular HELP presentations all over the country, and now we have introduced them to the Wolverhampton area where we have just opened a new office.

“HELP stands for HR and Employment Law in Practice, and our events offer a unique opportunity for business leaders to hear from the very best when it comes to tackling topical issues.”

The first Wolverhampton event gave delegates advice on how to deal with short and long-term sickness absence and how to avoid “open wallet surgery” dealing with claims at a tribunal.

“Our delegates heard from our employment law specialist, John Mehtam, who shared his expert knowledge, and the event was not just an informative session but an opportunity for business owners and senior managers to meet and share their experiences and ideas. We deliberately restrict the number of places available at these events to ensure that everyone who attends gets the chance to be directly involved and that delegates also have the option to ask as many questions as they like.

“The Ramada proved to be an excellent venue for the seminar too, and we’re looking forward to hosting more HELP sessions in the coming months. In the longer term, we’re hoping to extend our programme of events to the wider West Midlands area too as we’ve seen a real demand from customers in that region for our expertise.

“The feedback to our launch event has proved that our HELP presentations are extremely effective in helping businesses to pro-actively understand and apply the relevant legislation rather than just dealing with the outcomes if things don’t go so well.”

The next HELP presentation is planned for Thursday, March 27, at 5.30pm, also at The Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton.

Pic:    Martin-Kaye Employment Law expert John Mehtam (left) and Barrister Bruce Frew, from St Philips Chambers in Birmingham