Chaired by Joanne Pickering of Forbes Solicitors


  • Light breakfast and Networking (9am to 9.30am)
  • Welcome and General Introduction (9.30am)
  • Dr Michele Lawty-Jones, Director, Lancashire Skills and Employment Hub
    Development of the Lancashire Local Industrial Strategy
    A brief presentation to describe development to-date, including highlights from the evidence base, the emerging themes and priorities, and a focus on developing an agile, productive and capable workforce across the Lancashire area.
  • ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
    Providing a summary of key employment law updates.
  • Emma Swan, Partner, Employment, Forbes Solicitors
    A summary of recent cases which may impact the workforce and interesting cases awaiting conclusion.
  • Emma Swan, Partner, Employment, Forbes Solicitors
    Protecting your Business through your Contract of Employment.
    Contracts of employment are often seen as an administrative necessity, but they are actually a critical document in protecting your business. The focus of the session will be on post-termination restrictions, which are often assumed to be enforceable in a contract but are rarely that in practice. Other key terms of the contract will also be discussed.
  • Joanne Pickering, Director of HR & Training, Forbes Solicitors
    Chair’s Report.
  • Any Other Business
  • Date of Next Meeting – 18th March 2020

Employment & HR Advice Clinic – from 11.30am to 12.00pm members of Forbes Solicitors Employment and HR Business Support Team will be available to answer any individual questions or queries you may have in relation to your organisation / employees.

Please note: In the event of over subscription, where two colleagues are wishing to attend from the same organisation, we may have to request only one attends. Community & Business Partners will be in touch the week before the Forum if applicable.

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