Legal Answers to HR Dilemmas

Legal Answers to HR Dilemmas

Retraction of job offers, extending probationary periods, conducting difficult performance discussions, handling sensitive redundancies, addressing cases of gross misconduct - if you are navigating any, or all, of these sensitive tasks - help is at hand!

Join us for a comprehensive exploration of the 5 most challenging HR dilemmas from start to finish of the employment relationship, that may result in complicated dismissals:

  • Recruitment
  • Probation
  • Unsatisfactory performance
  • Misconduct/gross misconduct
  • Redundancy

Plus a dedicated session at the end of the day to answer your tricky questions....

Our expert panel of legal professionals will guide you through the intricate maze of employment law in these 5 areas, offering practical solutions, best practices, and legal insights to help you navigate these complex waters with confidence while ensuring your organisation stays legally compliant and reducing the risk of costly employment litigation and consuming valuable senior management resources.  

Whether you are a seasoned HR professional or just starting your career in the field, this is your ticket to mastering the complexities of employment law and HR in today's dynamic workplace landscape. Don't miss out on this opportunity to sharpen your HR toolkit, gain a competitive edge and ensure legal compliance while achieving your organisation's HR goals of securing and retaining optimal talent. 

Who should attend this event?

HR professionals, line managers and anyone else within an organisation with responsibility for invoking company policies and procedures, risk assessment, compliance and governance, including those who make manage, advise and/or make decisions regarding employment contracts, probation periods, performance, misconduct, redundancy, dismissal etc.   

This event is in partnership with:




  • Emma McIlveen
    Emma McIlveen

    Emma McIlveen is a barrister with extensive experience of employment law and discrimination issues.

    She has appeared in the Employment Tribunals, Court of Appeal and in front of Regulatory Panels. Emma represents both Claimants and Respondents and has acted as sole counsel in a wide range of matters including complex discrimination matters dealing with disability, age, race, pregnancy and sex discrimination. She also has experience of handling claims for unfair dismissal, discrimination by association, unfair recruitment and selection procedures, TUPE and unlawful deduction of wages. In addition to this, she has experience of representing vulnerable Claimants and is well versed on Galo adjustments.

    Emma serves on the committee of the Employment Lawyers Group in Northern Ireland. Emma is also called to the Bar of Ireland and is an accredited mediator with the Resolution Centre in Belfast. 

  • Ian McFarland
    Ian McFarland Partner
    Eversheds Sutherland

    Ian is a Partner in Eversheds Sutherland's Belfast Employment Law team. He has over 10 years of knowledge and expertise in employment law, particularly in complex matters for high-profile clients. Ian's work since the onset the pandemic has been varied and often urgent, including significant collective redundancy exercises (affecting 500+ employees) and all associated issues, advice in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and hybrid/home working arrangements.


  • Jason Elliott
    Jason Elliott Lecturer in Law and Barrister
    Ulster University

    Jason Elliott was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in 2013 and is the Associate Head of School of Law at Ulster University.  As a practising barrister, he has developed a largely civil practice representing individuals, companies and public bodies in litigation.  This covers a wide range of areas including personal injuries, wills and employment law. In terms of employment law, he has represented both applicants and respondents in the Industrial Tribunal. At Ulster University, Jason lectures extensively on the civil areas of practise such as Equity and Trusts and delivers employment law lectures for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Event details


9:30pm - 4:00pm


28 February 2024


Online - zoom


Standard Price: £395

Standard charity/ small business rate: £345