Free legal webinars for employers: What are the rules around flexible and home working?

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Willans’ solicitors offer practical guidance as webinar series continues…

Legal experts at Gloucestershire-based Willans LLP solicitors are sharing valuable expertise and practical tips in a new series of free webinars for employers, on a range of topical issues and their implications, from Brexit through to home working and flexible working.

Upcoming webinars will take an in-depth dive into flexible working and how your organisation can adapt and prepare, and examine the employment law considerations of homeworking – the risks, special considerations and key administrative changes that will need to be made.

Book your free place on one of Willans’ upcoming employment law webinars:

With the seismic shift in the numbers of the UK workforce now working from home, Willans’ Legal 500-rated employment law team explores the different types of flexible working, offers guidance for employers on how to deal with requests, describe what are ‘reasonable adjustments’, and discuss how businesses can accommodate flexible working. Book your place here.

The team returns to clarify the legal framework around homeworking, the special considerations you’ll need to make as an employer, administrative changes, discrimination concerns and reasonable adjustments, in an engaging live discussion. Book your place here.

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Partner and webinar host Matthew Clayton, who this month has been named a ‘leading individual’ in the region for his employment law expertise in The Legal 500, commented:  “In 2020 most employers (and indeed employment lawyers!) have found themselves in uncharted territory; businesses and their advisors have had to work together to interpret and put into practice a whole host of changes, and do so very quickly.  We now find ourselves exploring with our clients what the longer-term consequences of the pandemic are going to be for them, and how they need to adapt. The webinar series is designed to unpack, debate and shine a light on some of those issues.”

Other Willans lawyers presenting in the series include employment law senior associate Jenny Hawrot, who this month has been named a ‘rising star’ in independent directory The Legal 500, and commercial & employment law solicitor Helen Howes, who brings in-depth knowledge of business immigration law.

All webinars in the series are free to attend and are aimed at employers, directors, senior executives, HR professionals and in-house legal advisors.

More from this series

The next in the series, “Brexit: How your business can prepare”, will be held on Thursday 12 November from 10am – 11am. Places can be reserved here.

Aimed at business owners, Data Protection Officers, operations, commercial and HR managers, and will see Willans’ employment and corporate lawyers talk businesses through the big changes, the legal framework, and the practical actions businesses can undertake now to prepare. In particular, they will be focusing on the areas of GDPR, commercial contracts and employment.

You can also catch up on the previous webinar, ‘Redundancy and the alternatives – a snapshot for employers’ via this link.

To book or learn more about the seminar series, please visit

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Willans LLP is a law firm noted for giving expert, practical and personal service to businesses, individuals and charities & not-for-profit organisations. We act for local, national and overseas clients and offers comprehensive legal services in residential property/conveyancing; divorce & family law; wills, probate & trusts; agriculture & estates; dispute resolution/litigation; employment; business immigration, commercial property; corporate & commercial; intellectual property; inheritance & probate disputes; property litigation and mediation. Willans is client focused. Established in Cheltenham in the 1940s, we are proud to be Lexcel-accredited, a national standard that is only awarded to solicitors who meet the highest management and customer care standards. Many areas of law which we advise on and a good number of our lawyers are recommended purely on merit year-on-year by national independent legal guides who speak to clients about their experiences. With around 80 people, we are large enough to provide first-class specialist services yet small enough to give genuinely personal service. Our skills, experience and competitive rates combine to ensure clients get good value for money. In terms of technical expertise and the size and value of the transactions we handle, our track record shows our performance more than matches that of many of our larger competitors. This is reflected in our top tier positions in national legal guides.