Unlocking Holiday Pay

Unlocking Holiday Pay

We’re partnering with the employment law specialists at Carson McDowell to finally unlock holiday pay. Join us online, bring your questions and get answers from the experts LIVE!  

Since the decision in Harpur Trust v Brazel, the Supreme Court case of Agnew finally being published in late 2023 and the amendments to the Working Time Regulations were enacted in January 2024, there’s been a raft of webinars and articles discussing the legal detail and academic pros and cons of the law, but none that actually get to the heart of the matter – how do you DO a holiday pay calculation?(!) Until now! 

Join the legal experts at Carson McDowell as they explain: 

  1. The law as clarified by Agnew, the Working Time (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023 and Harpur Trust v Brazel. 
  2. How to do holiday pay calculations – through case studies and worked examples. 
  3. Tricky questions – bring your scenarios and real-life examples and put them to the experts at Carson McDowell! 

Cut through the noise, avoid the academic discussion, and finally get clarity!  

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Welcome and Introduction: Christine Quinn, Legal Island


The Law

Join Carson McDowell Partners Sarah Cochrane and Rachel Penny as they explain:

  1. The PSNI v Agnew decision – what the judgment said, what it means and the practical implications for your organisation.
  2. The Working Time (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2023.
  3. The Harpur Trust v Brazel decision and the implications for irregular hours worker holiday calculations.


Refreshment Break


The Case Studies

Sarah Cochrane and Rachel Penny will talk you through practical case studies and worked examples to give you confidence in your own holiday pay calculations including:

  • Historic back-pay
  • Public sector calculations
  • Mid-year joiners and holiday entitlement
  • Part-time v full-time entitlement
  • Irregular hours workers
  • Workers on long-term sick leave

NB: these examples are subject to change and will relate to the most common issues identified by the speakers on the day.


Refreshment Break

12 noon

The Tricky Questions

This is your chance to put your questions to the experts at Carson McDowell!


Got a tricky question of your own? Drop us a line before the event and we will put it to Sarah and Rachel on the day – christine@legal-island.com





Brand new event!


  • Rachel Penny
    Rachel Penny Partner
    Carson McDowell

    Rachel is a Partner in the firm's Employment Team. She is a graduate of Cambridge University and completed her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in York.

    Rachel's experience straddles both contentious and non-contentious employment law for a wide range and size of clients. Rachel has particular expertise in advising on TUPE and other employment matters in corporate transactions and mergers, including public sector reorganisations. 

  • Sarah Cochrane
    Sarah Cochrane Associate
    Carson McDowell

    Sarah Cochrane joined the Employment Team at Carson McDowell in 2012. Sarah attained a degree in law (LLB Honours) from Queens University in 2005 before embarking on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law in Chester later that year. Sarah trained with DAC Beachcroft LLP in Manchester and qualified as a solicitor into the Employment & PensionsTeam in 2009.

Event details


9.20am - 12.45pm


20 June 2024


Online - Zoom


Standard Rate: £245 

Save an additional £20 when you pay by credit or debit card online at the time of booking.