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Webinar: Online Symposium on Flexible Working Trends

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Monday 18th October 2021 / 12:00pm until 1:30pm / Zoom

Join the OSC working group on flexible working to discuss the impact of the pandemic and wider issues concerning the law on flexible working, as well as the direction of travel in respect of reform.

The OSC team is working with the Bar Council and key stakeholders in connection with proposals for reforming the existing law in this regard, together with well-known FlexAppeal campaigner, Anna Whitehouse (‘Mother Pukka’), whose recent novel ‘Underbelly’ has been an instant Times bestseller. Groups with an obvious interest in this space, including ‘Maternity Action’, ‘Working Families’ and ‘Pregnant than Screwed’ have been supporting individuals and bring an important insight to the debate too.

The symposium will consider flexible working trends, recent cases, the legal matrix and whether it is fit for purpose, including:

Maternity Action: Natalia Byng & Rhiannon Maddocks(negotiating flexible working post pandemic)
Working Families: Alice Hooley & Susanne Woodhams (Best Practice in Recruitment for a Flexible and Sustainable Workforce)

Eleena Misra and Nadia Motraghi will also give a legal overview (law reform update).

*These topics are subject to change.

This session will be chaired by Ijeoma Omambala QC and Rebecca Tuck QC and feature a guest appearance from Anna Whitehouse.

We are keen to hear from lawyers and non-lawyers, men, women and those those who do not identify as either and look forward to a healthy and energetic debate as to whether the way in which we all work is ripe for a shake-up and, if so, how we make that happen in a way that takes account of differing interests and impacts.

To register:

Please register early as spaces are limited by emailing with your full details.

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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

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