Legal Updates

Course Details

18th September 2019

NEC Birmingham

Frances Coulson

Richard Boulding

Ben Sheldrick

Rebecca Andrews-Walker

Emma Neate

Ann-Marie Pugh

9:45am - 1:15pm

£0.00 per attendee

CPD Hours: 5

Course Code: PAB1924

Registration Closed
The Legal Updates theatre is a free course presented by Frances Coulson & Richard Boulding, Ben Sheldrick, Rebecca Andrews, Emma Neate & Enn-Marie Pugh.

09:45 - 10:30

Deceased Insolvent Estates/Insolvency presented by Edward Saunders & Richard Boulding, Moon Beever Solicitors

“Contentious probate, the current flavour of the month” Richard Boulding, Partner at Moon Beever

Richard’s short talk will cover the ICAEW rules since 2014, what accountants can and cannot do. The explosion in contentious probate cases and how to deal with them.

“The potential pitfalls of insolvent estates” Edward Saunders, Partner at Moon Beever

Edward Saunders will look at various issues and pitfalls that may arise in dealing with the insolvent estates of deceased persons.

He will also look briefly at the issue of capacity generally especially in the context of contentious probate proceedings.

10:30 - 11:15

UK Immigration Law in the Age of Brexit presented by Ben Sheldrick, Magrath Sheldrick LLP

Immigration law and policy is one of the most relevant political and legal topics in the UK today. With Brexit requiring a wholesale redevelopment of the rules for entry and stay in the UK, with contingent compliance obligations on employers and sponsors, this course will provide a comprehensive overview of the legal and practical framework for immigration into the UK.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the post-Brexit immigration framework
  • Learn about the UK immigration rules
  • Understand how to sponsor foreign nationals to work
  • Understand how the UK attracts entrepreneurs and investors from overseas
  • Learn about the compliance obligations and pitfalls facing UK based employers

11:45 - 12:30

Directors Duties in Retail presented by Rebecca Andrews, Pennington Manches LLP

The good, the bad and the ugly: Navigating the duties of directors through recent retail trends and balancing retail survival against director exposure in a challenging market.

Learning Objectives:

  • Transparency, accountability, regulatory pressure, social media and mainstream media, technology, security…where will it end?
  • Recent trends in the retail sector have tested the parameters of directors duties to the limit
  • Join Rebecca as she explores the competing forces of survival of a retail business with the requirement for directors’ compliance
  • Rebecca will seek to identify the balance between the restructuring initiative and the interests of the company and creditors, using recent case studies including CVAs and administrations
  • A strategy must plan for the best but prepare for the worst; She will examine how to effectively advise clients where survival strategies must include mechanisms to prevent breaches of duty
  • Rebecca will assess methods of minimising director exposure throughout the planning and implementation of survival strategies, and the importance of stress testing the proposed strategy against directors’ duties in case of future challenge

12:30 - 13:15

What's New in Employment Law? presented by Emma Neate & Enn-Marie Pugh, Neate & Pugh

An update on recent key developments and forthcoming legislation in the employment law arena, including Brexit, and what these mean for you and your clients in practice

Employment law is ever changing and, even with the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, there have been recent developments and legislative proposals that the Government has decided to progress in the employment law arena which will affect employers of all shapes and sizes.

The aim of this session is to provide an update on the key developments and legislative changes that have recently taken place and/or are in the pipeline and for us to give you our expert view on how these will affect you and your clients in practice.

Learning Objectives:

  • What recent developments there have been in the employment law arena
  • What employment legislation is coming up both in the short term and longer term
  • The current status of Brexit and what this means from an employment law perspective and
  • What effect this will have on you and your clients in practice

Please see course details for more information on how to book the Legal Updates theatre 10:00 - 17:15 for free today.