Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Forthcoming HR & Employment Law Webinars

Legal Island runs free Irish employment law and HR webinars on a continuous basis.

Registration is free, and the list of upcoming webinars (along with links to the registration page) is below.


Special Edition:

Unregulated Use of ChatGPT in the workplace – Five things HR absolutely must do right now to reduce the risks of litigation

Register Here Weds 29 March at 11am  

Earlier this month our Chairman, Barry Phillips, stated at a previous event that this webinar is one of the most important we have organised for many years….

ChatGPT3 is a groundbreaking technology with the potential to revolutionize the way we work. Its sophisticated language capabilities make it a powerful tool for organizations seeking to streamline their operations and improve their productivity. However, as with any new technology, there are risks associated with its implementation, particularly when it comes to data protection and privacy.

Organizations must be proactive in managing these risks by taking steps to ensure they are using ChatGPT3 in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Failure to do so could result in fines from data compliance regulators, as well as reputational damage and legal claims from employees or other affected parties.

To help organizations navigate these risks, we are hosting an essential webinar featuring expert advice  from the employment law experts Carson McDowell LLP, James Milliken and Dawn McKnight, and cybersecurity expert Simon Whittaker from Vertical Structure.

This webinar will provide HR professionals with actionable steps they can take right now to safeguard their organization against potential claims caused by careless or improper use by employees of ChatGPT3.


Legal Experts - James Milliken and Dawn McKnight, Carson McDowell LLP 

James Milliken, Solicitor, Carson McDowell

As a Solicitor in the Commercial team, James advises on a range of commercial matters including general commercial contracts, technology and innovation, intellectual property and data protection.

Dawn McKnight, Partner, Carson McDowell

Dawn is a Partner in the Corporate team at Carson McDowell and is Head of the firm’s Commercial team, non-contentious Intellectual Property team and its Technology & Cyber Security sector team.

Dawn is recognised as a "leading individual" and in the "hall of fame" by The Legal 500, in which she is noted for her "strong credentials for IP contracts" and as a key name on IT contracts, hosting agreements and cybersecurity.

Cyber Security Expert

Simon Whittaker - Simon is CEO of Vertical Structure. VSLTD are an independent cyber security advisory company specialising in providing human focused security and penetration testing services for web applications, cloud infrastructure and mobile applications. All of Simon’s work is based around the principles of Prepare, Protect, Persist® - whereby clients are prepared to encounter security threats through training, protected through identifying / resolving issues and persisting the resilience through certification and ongoing consulting.

Simon is chair of the steering committee for NICyber Security Cluster and is dedicated to improving the visibility, and capabilities of Northern Ireland’s Cyber Security organisations on the world’s stage.


Special Edition:

Beyond ticking the box: Creating real impact with inclusion at work

Tues May 16th, 9.30am - 10.15am

Register Here.

It’s an uncomfortable truth but many employers claim they value and practise D&I but it often amounts to little more than window dressing. Stephen Frost, who delivered ground breaking D&I initiatives at the London Olympics and Paralympics, gives his frank and honest views on how to really deliver meaningful D&I in the workplace. Hosted by Barry Phillips, Legal Island.


HR Suite - Webinar Series HR Suite webinar Caroline Reidy

Next Edition: Thurs Apr 27th, 11am

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In this month's webinar with the HR Suite, Caroline Reidy, Managing Director discusses the latest trends in HR.

Effective Performance Management Strategies

In this month's webinar with the HR Suite, Caroline Reidy, Managing Director joins Julie Holmes, Knowledge Partner from the Legal Island Team, to discuss the all-important topic of performance management.

Performance management has evolved as most employers continue with blended/remote working – but how can you ensure your performance management process is effective and what strategies should you put in place? Caroline previously spoke about the introduction of the European Union (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022 at the beginning of this year and the implications for probation periods. This is your opportunity to ask questions as Caroline sets out steps that can be used to successfully carry out a probation review and for other tricky performance management issues.

Caroline speaks widely and writes articles and papers on thought leadership in relation to the future landscape of HR and the challenges and opportunities that presents for employers and employees. She also speaks on the area of employment law, mediation and other relevant HR related topics. She is a regular contributor and expert presenter & trainer in all HRE and Employment Law areas.

Legal Island webinars are sponsored by MCS Recruitment. More details on MCS can be found at

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Event details


45 - 60 minutes


02 March 2023


Online - GoToWebinar




Sponsored by:

MCS Group