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Preparing your business for problematic times: A guide for the recruitment sector

Preparing your business for problematic times: A guide for the recruitment sector

Sophie Warren

Posted: 19th December 2019

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Venue : Axis Conference Centre, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7NP

Date : 29 January 2020

Time : 16:00 – 19:00

Cost : Free to attend

Event Details 

So what issues are concerning the recruitment sector? Our seminar will cover the following:

  • IR35 – Off payroll working in the private sector from 6 April 2020;
  • Issues arising from Terms & Conditions of Business; and
  • Restrictive covenants – Protecting your business interests from departing employees.

At a time when there exists so much uncertainty in politics that has unquestionably translated into unpredictability in business, there are huge advantages to be gained through ensuring your business is ‘forearmed’ to address any unforeseen ‘dangers or problems’ that may arise.

Our specialist recruitment law team will present on the importance of incorporating your terms of business into any commercial relationship and introduce operative clauses that will, at some stage, prove to be vital in protecting your business in the event of a dispute. We will also address the importance of having properly drafted protective measures in place within your employees’ contracts of employment to ensure that in the event of any employee’s departure, your business interests are protected. We will also be joined by an employment tax specialist on IR35 from Wilkins Kennedy Accountants to address the impending changes in off payroll working from Spring 2020.

Speakers :

David Roath
LLP Partner, Paris Smith

David is a highly experienced employment lawyer who acts for employers and senior employees. In the recruitment sector, David advises on the usual range of employment issues and claims including discrimination, breach of contract and unfair dismissal. David regularly advises employers on the enforcement of post-termination restrictions and protection of confidential information. He sees this from both sides due to also advising employees in the sector wishing to move or start new recruitment businesses in competition with their employer. David is ranked highly by the leading legal directories and is a regular speaker at employment law conferences.


Emily Sadler
Associate, Paris Smith

Emily has over a decade of experience as a commercial contracts specialist. The recruitment sector is an area in which she has particular expertise. She regularly advises recruitment businesses on their terms of business, how to incorporate these and what they need to say to best protect them. Emily spent several months working in-house for an international recruitment agency providing support to their internal legal team.


Jez Howson
Senior Manager, Tax, Wilkins Kennedy

Jez joined Wilkins Kennedy in March 2019 and has over 30 year’s experience working within tax, both with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and in practice for the past 11 years. Prior to leaving HMRC Jez was an employer compliance inspector and since working in practice he has been able to apply both his technical expertise as well as his experience in guiding businesses through the minefield of red tape and risk that comes with engaging with workers. In recent years Jez has taken an interest in employment status and IR35 and has helped a number of public sector bodies with their approach to IR35 and increasingly with businesses who are preparing for IR35 from April.


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Sophie Warren

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