Forthcoming HR and Employment Law Webinars

Forthcoming HR and Employment Law Webinars

Our monthly 'Employment Law at 11' webinars with Seamus McGranaghan from O'Reilly Stewart Solicitors will be supplemented by various other webinars throughout the year.

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

Please note that all webinar recordings (with accompanying transcriptions) are available in our Webinar Recordings section. 


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 NI Cyber 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.


Employment Law at 11 Series    Seamus McGranaghan

First Friday of each month 

Next edition: Friday 14th April 2023 (11:00am - 11:45am)

Register Here

Register for the next webinar in the series, during which Seamus McGranaghan from the employment team at O'Reilly Stewart solicitors and Christine Quinn from Legal Island will discuss:

  1. The Windsor Framework – does it extinguish the promised ‘Bonfire of Worker’s Rights’, in NI at least?
  2. The New Vento bands – what are they and what do they mean for you?
  3. Hub subscriber question – This question is put to us time and again in many ways, so we thought we’d ask Seamus for his take on the rights, wrongs and pitfalls of an edict to return to the office: “Has anyone stopped hybrid working completely within their business and got everyone back to the office five days of the week? Were there any special considerations, processes, or time frames?”

Join Christine and Seamus and up to 500 participants as they discuss your employment law queries live in our webinar series, “Employment Law at 11”.

Tell your HR colleagues and register individually or get your HR team around the computer and use the webinars as monthly group learning opportunities. Ask any questions (on employment law) and hear the answers live or catch up later when we upload both a recording and transcript of the discussion.

Send your questions in advance to Anonymity assured.

Please note that the employment law matters discussed in this webinar apply primarily to Northern Ireland. 




"Good overview of topical issues; 45 minutes is just right time wise."
Sandra Mahood, Praxis Care

"It was real life scenarios and both hosts seemed very knowledgeable and relaxed."
Lorraine McCullough Teleperformance UK

"Quality, practical advice"
Cathy Casey, Invest NI


Event details


30-60 minutes


02 March 2023


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