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Employment law is a technical legal area which changes often by reference to decided cases and new legislation from the UK or the EU.  It is crucial to be aware of new legal developments and to avoid the pitfalls which can arise if you are not up-to-date when making important decisions.

All of the EAD Employment Law solicitors regularly attend events to present training on employment law issues.  This can be to address particular areas of concern or to provide updates.  EAD has provided training on a very regular basis for our clients, and this has mainly been for Trade Unions (involving different levels of representative), and for ACAS delegates. EAD can address your training needs through a plan of events or to address a particular problem, e.g. training on a proposed TUPE transfer or redundancies, or in general for employment law updates.

The training programmes are directed to a practical outcome and involve case studies and worked examples.  Stephen Pinder is a former Employment Judge who has brought this experience to training sessions, including running a Mock Employment Tribunal hearings for Trade Unions and ACAS as an organisation.

In undertaking training work for Unite the Union the following have been said by our clients:-

Gale Stevenson, Regional Legal Co-Ordinator for Unite North West Region says:-

As Regional Legal Co-Ordinator for Unite’s North West Region, part of my duties entail obtaining the best possible training resource for our officers, staff, lay representatives and members.  On numerous occasions I have enlisted the support of Steve Pinder and Sarah Williams of EAD Solicitors who have unfailingly delivered a range of high quality training.  This ensures that our activists are fully equipped with an awareness of the many legal matters that affect our union and its members, and this is a high priority for the union.  The feedback I receive from the sessions is that both Steve and Sarah address those attending in a positive manner.

Both go beyond just providing a breakdown of legislative changes, they enthusiastically and supportively describe the best way forward for our representatives.  The practical sessions involving creating Mock Employment Tribunals have I believe proved invaluable and they have been described as excellent by the participants. I hope that we can enjoy this level of high quality support on a continuing basis, with the union and its members facing evermore daunting challenges.

John Walsh, Senior Organiser for Unite in the West Midlands says:-

As a long standing officer for the TGWU and now Unite the Union, I have over the past 27 years attended countless hours of training.  I am responsible for organising training for many of our senior representatives as the District Secretary of the Birmingham Power Engineering District Committee, and I am now Secretary of the West Midlands Aerospace RISC.  During that period I have worked closely with EAD and particularly Stephen Pinder who has been responsible for delivering training.  When setting up training I always start from the standpoint of asking myself one question:-

“What would I as a Senior Representative want from the training?”

I will always have the following points in mind:-

It must be delivered clearly.

It must be relevant to the daily challenges faced by our representatives. 

The Solicitor delivering the training must be absolutely committed to achieving justice for our members and has a good industrial grounding, as well as appropriate legal experience. 

Finally, the Solicitor must make the training interesting.

I can say without doubt that during my time working with EAD and Stephen Pinder, his input has helped me to help our members and the representatives to help themselves.  That is, after all, what we are here for.

Your investment in training and legal updates is an investment in your future.

To discuss your training needs, please contact EAD:

Tel:     0151 735 1000

Email: stephen.pinder@eadsolicitors.co.uk


EAD’s Employment Law News

  • EAD Win Employment Law Award at the 2017 Legal Awards

EAD Win Employment Law Award at the 2017 Legal Awards

  • Tuesday, May 30, 2017

On Friday 12th May 2017, EAD picked up the Employment Law Award as the winners of Liverpool Law Society’s Legal Awards were revealed at a black-tie dinner at the Rum Warehouse.

More than 300 members of the legal profession, sponsors and... more »

  • EAD Shortlisted for the Employment Law Award 2017

EAD Shortlisted for the Employment Law Award 2017

  • Monday, March 27, 2017

EAD have been shortlisted for the Employment Law Award in the Liverpool Law Society’s Legal Awards

The winner of each award will be announced at the black tie Legal Awards Ceremony on Friday, 12th May 2017 at the Rum Warehouse, Liverpool



  • Monday, March 20, 2017

I was pleased to be asked to speak at the North West meeting of ACAS for trade union full time officers on 17 March 2017.  The subject of the address was the ever popular gig economy, in reality a... more »

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