As more businesses are unleashed from lockdown, our Employment Law and Health & Safety Directors are hosting regular interactive Q&A sessions to walk employers through the latest developments and answer any questions you may have.
With the government having now reviewed lockdown measures again on 23 June, our Director of Legal Services, James Tamm, and Director of Health & Safety Services, Nick Wilson, will be hosting a live update session to dissect all major talking points and help you prepare for, or adapt to, the next stage of lockdown.
With various changes announced, including more sectors being given the green light to reopen, this further easing of lockdown measures will naturally impact businesses. Whether you are back up and running or not yet off the starting blocks, we will be unpacking the long list of changes coming into effect from 4 July.
From a health and safety perspective, we will be explaining how you can ensure compliance in Step 3 and exploring the upcoming relaxation of the two-metre distancing rule. From an employment perspective, we will be offering practical advice on reintroducing more staff to the workplace and, if necessary, utilising the flexible furlough scheme for those who will remain at home.
There will also be an opportunity to submit your questions to our experts so that you can plan ahead and ultimately minimise disruption as you navigate Step 3.
Director of Legal Services at Ellis Whittam
Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2007, James has specialised in employment law exclusively.
His practice includes advising on a full range of non-contentious issues, encompassing disciplinary matters, redundancies, grievances, restructures, TUPE and industrial relation disputes.
James also has extensive experience in dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, including representation in a full range of unfair dismissal cases, discrimination claims, protective awards, TUPE and whistleblowing claims.
James previously headed the Litigation Team at Ellis Whittam before going on to become Head of Employment Law and then Director of Legal Services. In his current position, he is responsible for delivering the Legal Team’s strategic objectives, with direct line management responsibility for a team of approximately 45 lawyers.
Director of Health & Safety at Ellis Whittam
Nick is a Chartered safety practitioner and Director of Health & Safety Services at Ellis Whittam.
Having spent more than 25 years in the field, formerly as an HSE Inspector and later working alongside defence lawyers in a busy legal practice, Nick has seen the challenge of delivering safer practices in the workplace from both sides.
A former council member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Nick has an extensive knowledge of health and safety legislation and its transposition into practical risk control measures within the workplace.
His nationwide team of consultants support thousands of clients with their health and safety needs through a combination of site visits and remote support, with the aim of simplifying compliance and helping employers fulfil their duty of care.