Training & Events

Employment law and HR update

Mihaela Bodlovic, 2022

The impact of the pandemic on staff wellbeing, engagement and retention makes it vital for employers to go beyond basic statutory employment rights and protections. Barry Nichol (Anderson Strathern) tackles the key issues.

The Covid pandemic has not only fundamentally changed the way we work, but shone a light on various employment issues and highlighted the need for re-imagining and re-orienting our workplaces as we emerge, recover and renew. It is more important than ever for employers to go beyond statutory employment rights and protections. Adapting holistic approaches that offer flexibility, work-life balance and embrace new ways of working not only has long-term benefits for employees, but for organisations too.

In this session, Barry Nichol, Director and a specialist in employment law at Anderson Strathern, will provide an essential employment law and HR update in this one-hour webinar, addressing important topics such as:

  • Flexible and atypical working
  • Family-friendly rights
  • Fair Work Framework
  • New cases and what’s on the horizon

Please note that our Business Briefings are designed to provide completely up-to-date information so topic details within each session may change to reflect this.

Ideal if… you have responsibility for the management of staff within your culture organisation.

Thanks for organising this. It was invaluable information, especially when HR Employment Law is forever being updated!
Session participant, Vanishing Point

Meet the trainer

Barry Nichol

Director, Anderson Strathearn LLP

Barry qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland in 1999 and in Scotland in 2000. In 2011 he was accredited by the Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Employment Law. Working with employers ranging from owner-managed businesses to PLCs, Barry has a particular interest in the education sector, advising a number of universities and independent schools.

Barry deals with all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious, including disciplinary and grievance matters, redundancies and business transfers, maternity and paternity rights, and discrimination and equality issues. He regularly provides bespoke training and workshops on employment law issues and, more recently, on social media and the employment relationship, employment tribunals and disability discrimination. Barry regularly represents clients – both employees and employers – at employment tribunals addressing unfair dismissal, discrimination, working time and employment status.


Date: Thursday 30 November
Registration time: 11.55am
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Free for members,
£35+VAT for non-members
Category: Business Briefing


Barry Nichol



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