Pure and Birkett Long provide free employment law seminar in Essex

Pure’s autumn Employment Law Seminar, hosted in partnership with Birkett Long, provided 38 HR professionals in Essex with the opportunity to gain fresh insights into recent legislation changes and the chance to work through case study scenarios with legal experts.

The seminars have become a regular fixture in the Essex business calendar and attract HR professionals from a wide variety of industry sectors, ranging from the ambulance service through to facilities management.

The autumn seminar was held at the Holiday Inn in Brentwood on Thursday 22 November and was facilitated by Ben Farrow, Director at Pure, alongside Martin Hopkins, an employment law partner at law firm Birkett Long. This season’s event focussed on key themes including employment tribunal fees, parental bereavement leave and the consultation on ethnicity pay gap reporting. Case study workshops covered current legal cases about resignation processes, disability support, discrimination and annual leave entitlement.

Ben Farrow, Director at Pure, said: “As the leading professional recruiter in the Eastern region, one of our core aims is to support business leaders to manage and lead in a way that gets the most out of their people. Effective implementation and understanding of employment laws are an essential foundation for achieving this. These seminars are designed to support local HR professionals to explore recent cases and findings with legal experts so that they can gain fresh insights. They also act as a catalyst to bring like-minded professionals together to impart experiences, discuss challenges and share best practice.”

All those who attended also qualified for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) hours if they were working towards a professional management qualification.

For more information on future Employment Law Seminars to be held in the region contact Ben Farrow on

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Judith joined Pure in 2017 and is responsible for marketing the business, building our marketing strategy and delivering campaigns. Judith’s worked in marketing for more than 20 years across a range of industries – from health and fitness, horticulture, GIS software, education and now recruitment.

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