31st March 2021 – Update on Employment Tribunals procedure in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 31st March 2021 – 1:00pm-2:00pm
Remote via Zoom Webinar
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About the Event
This webinar will provide an introduction to The Industrial Tribunals and Fair Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations (NI) 2020, giving an overview of key changes and new provisions. It will also explore the law and practice of early conciliation, which is now mandatory in most employment claims in Northern Ireland. The webinar is suitable for practitioners who want to bring their knowledge of practice and procedure in the Tribunals up to date, or those who are new to practice in this area. This webinar will be delivered by Ryan Cushley BL and Sarah Cochrane (Solicitor).

Ryan Cushley BL
Ryan Cushley BL was called to the Bar in 2014 and practices primarily in employment law. He acts for both Claimants and Respondents in the Tribunals, as well as acting in employment-related cases in the civil courts. Since 2018, Ryan has been responsible for teaching the employment tribunals module at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies, and he is a committee member of the Employment Lawyers Group Northern Ireland.

Sarah Cochrane – Senior Associate, Carson McDowell LLP
Sarah Cochrane qualified as a solicitor in 2009. She is dual qualified in English & Welsh and Northern Irish law and advises employers throughout the UK. Sarah regularly defends claims involving discrimination, TUPE, whistleblowing and working time issues in the Employment Tribunals. She also has experience of defending clients in the County Court and High Court as well as the Northern Ireland Court of Appeal.

Thank you to all who attended the event. The slides are available on our Previous Seminars page.