Return of Employment Law Seminar for Kent Schools

30th January 2014

Furley Page repeats highly successful event for education sector

Employment law is a complex and fast-changing area and has potentially serious implications for schools. But help is at hand to clarify employment legislation at a seminar in Kent presented by leading law firm Furley Page, which provides specialist employment law and HR advice to schools.

Furley Page’s successful seminars for schools’ senior managers have been well-attended with positive feedback from delegates.

The Employment Law Update for Schools 2014 seminar will be held on 20 March and the updated content will be of interest to head teachers, principals, deputy heads, bursars, business managers, finance managers, governors and HR personnel of independent, LEA and academy schools.

Leading the seminar once again will be Andrew Masters, Partner and Head of Employment at Furley Page. He is recognised as a leading expert in employment law and specialises in providing employment advice to the education sector, where he represents higher and further education establishments plus a significant number of schools in the independent and public sectors, including academies.

Andrew will be joined again by Associate, Amanda Okill, who is recognised by independent legal guide Chambers UK as an employment specialist. She is also retained by a number of schools in Kent.

The seminar will be held at The Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, The Precincts, Canterbury. Registration is from 1.30pm, with the seminar running from 2 to 4.30pm. The event costs £75 per delegate, including VAT. To book, contact Ann Sharp in the Furley Page Employment Team on 01227 763939 or email

Andrew said the decision to organise a further seminar aimed at schools was prompted by significant developments in employment law, and the impact it was having upon schools.

“The seminars have been resounding successes and we received very favourable feedback from delegates who valued the advice and guidance that we provided.

“This year we will again guide delegates through the very latest developments in employment law and offer practical guidance on how to prepare for change. The effects on HR policies and procedures and people management will also be examined. We will cover new cases and reforms while the Government’s programme of current and future changes to employment law will be discussed with a particular emphasis on how schools will be affected.

“The seminar will help senior management teams at schools to keep up to date with the ever-changing complexities of employment law. As well as practical guidance, there will be question and answer sessions so there’s plenty of opportunity for delegates to raise issues of concern,” added Andrew.

Notes to editors:

Furley Page Employment Team

The independent legal guide Chambers UK 2014 says Furley Page’s Employment team “remains particularly strong in employment matters affecting the education sector. Clients include institutions from higher and further education, independent schools and a number of academies”.

Employment team leader Andrew Masters, personally ranked at band one, is classed as “first-rate” by sources. “He is easy to approach and accessible, and speaks in plain English”.




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