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Video: An employment law update for in-house lawyers

Many in-house lawyers aren't employment law specialists, but that doesn't mean that they aren't asked to advise on employment-related issues.

For example, hybrid working has given rise to concerns about data security, and the monitoring of staff, Brexit has changed the changed the landscape for recruitment of workers, IR35 has impacted on agreements for the provision of services. These are issues that aren’t restricted to employment specialists and present risks and complications that many organisations have had to address.

Watch our update on a number of important compliance topics aimed at lawyers that aren’t from an employment law background.

In conversation with commercial partner Damien Charlton, employment partners Paul Scope and Roisin Patton and data protection partner Judy Baker provide an overview of the following:

  • Managing data security compliance and monitoring staff in a hybrid working setting;
  • Lessons learned from IR35 implementation – including some interesting case law;
  • Brexit-related changes to recruitment compliance – including right to work checks and sponsoring workers from outside of the UK and Ireland

This is the fourth in our autumn series of commercial law webinars. For information on other events in the series, including recordings of previous sessions, please click here.

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Useful links

Data Security

ICO’s ten top tips to working from home securely:

ICO’s working from home page with additional security tips:

NCSC’s cyber security advice (tabs for individuals, self-employed/sole traders, SMEs, large organisations and public sector):


All three versions of the current employment practices code (quick guide, main guide and supplementary guidance) are available on this page under “employment”:

Please note that this briefing is designed to be informative, not advisory and represents our understanding of English law and practice as at the date indicated. We would always recommend that you should seek specific guidance on any particular legal issue.

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Damien Charlton

Partner | Head of Commercial

+44 (0) 330 137 3410

+44 (0)770 253 7432

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Paul Scope

Partner | Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3167

+44 (0)754 055 6295

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Roisin Patton

Partner | Employment

+44 (0) 330 137 3187

+44 (0) 783 488 9938

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Judy Baker

Partner | IP/IT

+44 (0) 330 137 3439

+44 (0) 784 351 5807

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