Annual Review of Employment Law: Recordings & Digital Notes Bundle

Annual Review of Employment Law: Recordings & Digital Notes Bundle

This year’s Annual Review of Employment Law conference is now over, and the feedback has been fantastic. A few of our customers were initially apprehensive about the conference taking place online, but we’ve received amazing feedback about how engaging the sessions were and how brilliant the online platform was:

"Excellent event and having it online was actually much better and more interactive than usual for me as I was able to direct message and have my questions answered. The digital learning pack will be invaluable! It was like 2 days of HR Therapy! Fabulous event!"
Noeleen Farnan, Director, Business Primis

"An excellent session. Louise's sessions are always really enjoyable and her practical approach to difficult workplace situations is so refreshing.
Louise Fitzsimons, HR Manager, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

"Really enjoyed the two days. Lots of relevant information /guidance for HR Managers and what a great digital platform! Well done all at Legal Island."
Jacqui Dornan, Fusion Heating

We’ve compiled 5 fantastic takeaways from the conference (including snippets from Mark McAllister and Louise McAloon’s sessions) into a short video which you can watch below. It will give you a flavour of what you'll get from our video and digital notes bundle.



We are giving you the opportunity to buy the session recordings and the digital pack of notes (including presentations, templates, checklists, and takeaways). This package gives you a full update to get you prepared for the year ahead, so you don’t miss your annual update.


Digital Bundle (recordings & digital notes): £455 + VAT.

Printed notes pack: £225 +VAT

How do I order the video and digital notes bundle?

You can order online using the 'Book your place on this event now' button at the top of this page' or alternatively email


Watch all of the following sessions on demand:

  • Review of an Extraordinary Year (Part 1 &2)
  • Minimising Risks and Costs from Redundancy Selection
  • Regulating Home and Remote Working – Top Tips from a Leading Employment Lawyer
  • How to Engage & Motivate Home, Hybrid and Remote Workers
  • Rethinking Your Employer Brand: Attracting and Retaining Business-critical Talent in a New Age of Work
  • Overtime, Sleepovers and other Regular Payments
  • Mind Your Language: Tools to Help Navigate the New Contours of Workplace Conflict During the Pandemic
  • Reasonable Adjustments: A Practical Guide for Employers
  • Employment Status and Employment Rights: A Perfect Storm
  • Covid-19: Employer Liability for Infections and other litigation
  • Redundancy and Helping Employees Move On: Exit Questions and Outplacement Options
  • Northern Ireland Case Review 2020 and Key Next Steps
  • Brexit 2020: New Immigration and Visa Costs
  • Remote Workplace Investigations and Disciplinary Hearings: Getting it Right
  • D&I in 2021 & Beyond
  • Creating “Well Beings” for Resilient Organisations
  • Covert Recording in the 'Workplace' - When Might it be Lawful?
  • Data Protection Update for Employers 2020: Cyber Risk; Homeworking & More


"Excellent event and having it online was actually much better and more interactive than usual for me as I was able to direct message and have my questions answered. The digital learning pack will be invaluable! It was like 2 days of HR Therapy! Fabulous event!"
Noeleen Farnan, Director, Business Primis

"I wanted to congratulate the Legal Island team on an amazing virtual experience- It has been the best virtual event I have been to- the technology you used worked fantastically, and I loved the tone of the whole event."
Chris Lillie, Group HR Director, The SHS Group

"Speakers were excellent and covered a great amount. I found this experience very good and would hope that in future conferences etc could carry on in this format so save time and travel."
Evelyn Scott, Finance Manager, Causeway & Mid Ulster Women's Aid

"As the presenter was on a screen in front of you it was easier to focus on what they were presenting. All presenters were very engaging"
Orlagh Johnston, HR Manager, ABP UK

"All the sessions were informative and could be viewed from the comfort of my own home."
Kerri Bradley, HR Director, Cleaver Fulton Rankin

"Accessible from home. Great content and great presenters. Very engaging."
Hazel McKay, HR Advisor, EP Kilroot & EP Ballylumford

"So informative and well organised"
Felicity Townley, HR Manager, Wilson Nesbitt Solicitors

"An excellent session. Louise's sessions are always really enjoyable and her practical approach to difficult workplace situations is so refreshing.
Louise Fitzsimons, HR Manager, Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

"Really enjoyed the two days. Lots of relevant information /guidance for HR Managers and what a great digital platform! Well done all at Legal Island."
Jacqui Dornan, Fusion Heating

"The online event was excellent as an alternative to the face to face conference. Lots of information and great resources provided as always. Glad we get the change to hear see the sessions that we missed - as sometimes its hard to decide which one to attend."
Elaine Di Lucia, HR Manager, Victim Support NI


  • Mark McAllister
    Mark McAllister Director of Employment Relations Services
    Labour Relations Agency

    Mark McAllister is Director of Employment Relations Services with the LRA and part-time lecturer in Law. He specialises in employment law, dispute prevention and strategic collaborative working in industrial and employment relations. Mark is the former Northern Ireland Convenor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and the Chair of the NI ICSA Governance Institute. He is an accredited mediator,  a member of the Employment Lawyers’ Group and the Industrial Law Society and is a regular speaker on the employment law circuit and contributor to employment law publications.

  • Gareth Walls
    Gareth Walls Partner
    A&L Goodbody

    Gareth Walls is partner and head of the A&L Goodbody Employment and Incentives team in Northern Ireland. Gareth represents a number of local, national and international brands in business support, strategic workforce planning and tribunal matters. He also has significant experience in corporate immigration, redundancy, re-structuring and TUPE issues. Gareth is an accomplished advocate with particular emphasis on equality matters, unfair dismissal, covenants and injunctive relief in the Employment context, as well as being a CEDR qualified mediator.

  • Leeanne Armstrong
    Leeanne Armstrong Legal Director

    Leeanne joined TLT as a Legal Director in the Employment team in July 2018. Leeanne has experience of advising a range of public and private sector clients on a broad range of employment issues.

    Her experience includes support and representation of clients in the Industrial Tribunal and the Fair Employment Tribunal, TUPE, outsourcing, absence management, grievance and disciplinary procedures, redundancy, equality and diversity issues (including monitoring obligations). In addition, Leeanne has extensive experience supporting on employment aspects of multi-million pound M&As. Leeanne's depth of experience enables her to bring a practical and commercial approach to the advice she provides to clients, including in the management of tribunal litigation, so as to provide the client with the most favourable and cost-effective outcomes.

  • Kiera Lee
    Kiera Lee Partner
    Mills Selig

    Kiera has 19 years’ experience in employment law acting mainly for employers in contentious and non-contentious matters. Her client list includes leading NI Companies and large employers (up to 2,000 employees).

    Kiera’s experience covers day to day HR problems and complex restructuring issues. She has given advice on a restructure and redundancy programme involving more than 800 employees and defended multi claimant tribunal claims for unfair dismissal arising from TUPE transfers.

    She also assists with strategic decisions, successfully managing the exit of senior executives and any contentious issues with restrictive covenants.  

  • Emer Hinphey
    Emer Hinphey Partner
    Think People Consulting

    Emer Hinphey is an experienced HR and talent development professional.   In her role as Partner in Think People Consulting, Emer has worked with a range of local and global companies across industry sectors, developing strategy, managing complex HR projects and delivering successful leadership development. 

    Prior to setting up Think People Consulting, Emer worked as HR Manager for AIB International Financial Services and as Head of HR for a Telecommunications company.

  • Michelle Halloran
    Michelle Halloran Trainer
    Human Resource Management Services

    Michelle Halloran is an experienced Human Resource Management professional providing training and consultancy services to organisations nationwide, in the Public and Private sector. She has spent a long career originally in executive and general management roles, then specialising in Human Resources management in Ireland, the UK and Europe, across various sectors including investment banking, information technology, manufacturing and services plus some time in the public sector, before starting her own HR consultancy business 12 years ago. Her key areas of expertise are in workplace investigations, disciplinary and performance management and employee relations, and the practical application of employment law in a HR context.

  • Seamus McGranaghan
    Seamus McGranaghan Director - Commercial
    O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors

    Seamus McGranaghan qualified as a Solicitor in O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors in 2003 and practices mainly in the areas of education and employment law. Seamus has assisted and advised many Boards of Governors, Senior Management Teams and Teachers in relation to all aspects of education and employment law. Seamus also provides advocacy services for Boards of Governors on both Expulsion Appeals and Independent Admissions Appeal tribunals. 

  • Helen O'Brien
    Helen O'Brien HR Senior Consultant

    Helen O'Brien joined BeyondHR, a Northern Ireland based HR and H&S consultancy firm in 2016.  Previous to this Helen was for many years the manager for the delivery of employment services in Ireland, Scotland and the North of England for a large UK consultancy business.

    She has experience in all aspects of the HR consultancy service from the preparation of employment documentation to employment advice, training, consultancy and representation at Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunals. 

  • Jason Elliott BL
    Jason Elliott BL BL

    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. 

  • Adam Brett
    Adam Brett Partner
    Jones Cassidy Brett

    Adam Brett is a Partner in Jones Cassidy Brett. For many years Adam jointly headed the litigation department of a major Belfast Commercial Practice, and for the last 20 years he has concentrated increasingly on employment and discrimination matters. Adam has throughout his career advised a wide range of educational and charitable bodies, including Schools, Universities, Colleges, and other educational institutions in relation to employment, student and other concerns.


  • Claes Peyron
    Claes Peyron Managing Director - Nordics, UK & Ireland

    Claes has been with Universum since 2010 and in his role he advices organizations on how to leverage their employer brands and secure current and future talent needs. Claes is also a regular speaker on employer branding and talent trends conferences around the world. In addition, he leads Employer Branding Academy, Universum’s training offer. Prior to joining Universum, Claes was the Managing Director of the marketing strategy firm Marketing Clinic and before that he spent several years in executive positions in the IT and Media sector, incl 5 years with MTG.

  • Lisa Bryson
    Lisa Bryson Partner
    Eversheds Sutherland

    Lisa is a partner in the employment and immigration team of Eversheds Sutherland.  Lisa trained and qualified with Eversheds LLP (as was then) in Nottingham and London before moving back ‘home’ in 2009.  She has led the employment and immigration practice in Northern Ireland since re-joining the firm in 2017.

    Lisa has considerable experience of providing contentious and non-contentious employment law advice to private and public sector clients.   She specialises in restructuring and TUPE work, major change programmes, executive matters and severances and Industrial and Fair Employment Tribunal litigation.  Lisa is an experienced Tribunal advocate and has appeared in numerous hearings both in Northern Ireland and England.  Lisa advises clients across a broad range of sectors with a particular interest in the financial and professional services, retail, media and telecommunications, transport and logistics and manufacturing sectors.

    The practice group works closely with businesses preparing for the immigration implications of Brexit and those businesses seeking to move their workforce around the globe and recruit new employees to ensure that all legal requirements are met.

  • Christine Swail
    Christine Swail Director & Co-Founder
    People Management Solutions

    Christine is Director and Co-Founder of People Management Solutions, an award winning HR Consultancy with offices in Belfast and Dungannon. Christine works with small to medium sized organisations putting best practice HR in place as well as working with larger multi-nationals on specific HR projects and complex workplace disputes.  Christine has worked in HR throughout Ireland for over 25 years with some of the leading and most innovative companies. Key areas of expertise include workplace investigations, mediation, employee relations and HR related training. Christine was recently awarded the CIPD NI HR Consultant of the Year award.

  • Barry Phillips
    Barry Phillips Chairman
    Legal Island

    Barry Phillips (CEO) BEM founded Legal Island in 1998. Since then, the company has become the leading workplace compliance training company in the island of Ireland. He was awarded a British Empire Medal in the UK New Year’s Honours List 2020 for services to employment and equality.

  • Niamh Shiells
    Niamh Shiells Head of Leadership and Team Coaching
    Advance Coaching

    Niamh is an Accredited Professional Executive and Systemic Team Coach, former Chair of Association for Coaching Ireland and an AC Fellow. She has nearly two decades' experience of coaching with local and global leaders and teams and helping them shape Emotional Intelligence and Resilience development opportunities. Supporting “well beings” is not just a nice human thing to do but also an essential sustainability strategy for engagement, performance and service/business continuity.

  • Paul Gillen
    Paul Gillen Partner
    Pinsent Masons

    Paul Gillen is a Partner in the employment & pensions team at Pinsent Masons LLP. Beginning his career in Human Resource Management, he spent more than 10 years working in a variety of HR roles including retail, construction, civil engineering, manufacturing and distribution.

    Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and is currently vice chair to the Northern Ireland Branch Committee. Paul is a member of the CBI Employment and Skills committee and a Visiting Professor to the School of Law at the University of Ulster.

  • Louise McAloon
    Louise McAloon Partner

    Louise heads up, leads and manages the employment department of Worthingtons Solicitors, which is currently the largest employment law practice in Northern Ireland. 

    With 14 years’ experience in employment law, Louise’s knowledge and attention to detail provides an expert and innovative approach that her clients value in relation to complex areas of litigation including Public Interest Disclosure, Equal Pay, Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal and Trade Union Activities.

  • Anna Flanagan
    Anna Flanagan Senior Associate
    Pinsent Masons

    Anna is qualified as a solicitor in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. She works as a Senior Associate in the Litigation & Regulatory Compliance team of Pinsent Masons, specialising in helping clients handle regulatory investigations and prosecutions to include Data Protection & Freedom of Information and Fraud. Anna also advises clients in relation to commercial litigation disputes, particularly litigation arising from Property and Energy matters.

Event details


19 Sessions


12 November 2020


Online Notes & Recordings


Digital Bundle (recordings & digital notes): £455 + VAT.

Printed notes pack: £225 +VAT