Thursday 2 September

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Start: Thursday 2 September 2021, 12:30 PM

End: Thursday 2 September 2021, 01:30 PM

Event Overview

All change please?! Work schedules for employees, work location and flexibility, safety measures, system changes….CoVid has effected a profound change to our approach to work! To help chart these turbulent waters, CIPA bring together a superlative panel of experts to discuss the many interrelated factors to consider as we chart a path to establish a ‘new norm’. Whether you are an employee wanting to better understand your rights and interested in what’s happening elsewhere, to an employer looking to know more about different possible approaches to get the best results for all, jump aboard to hear Practice Director John Wade (GLE), and HR Director Jonathan Clarke give us the benefit of their the experience navigating through these times. They are joined by Richard Lucas (StreamlineIP) to give context from his survey work on the different approaches across our IP sector, and Elizabeth Rimmer Chief Executive of LAwCare with her top advice for keeping mentally well in these times of flux. One not to miss!



Elizabeth Rimmer, LawCare

Elizabeth Rimmer, LawCare

Elizabeth has been managing and developing charities in the mental health sector for over 20 years.  She joined LawCare in  2014 from the Institute of Group Analysis, a membership and training organisation for group psychotherapists. Before that she headed up Alzheimer’s Disease International, a worldwide federation of Alzheimer Associations. Elizabeth started her working life as a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence, practicing at Leigh Day.

LawCare is an independent charity offering emotional support, information and training to the legal community in the UK and Ireland. We work to promote good mental health and wellbeing in legal workplaces and drive change in education, training and practice.  If you need to talk call us on 0800 279 6888 or visit  www.lawcare.org.uk

Jonathan Clarke, Kilburn & Strode

Jonathan Clarke, Kilburn & Strode

Jonathan and his team are responsible for all aspects of human resources at Kilburn & Strode. They handle everything from recruiting the best talent to ensuring that we do everything we can to keep them here, motivated and enjoying their work.

Jonathan joined the firm in 2015 and brings over 25 years’ experience in human resources, most of it in professional services. He has built his experience working at a charity, within central government, a global audit and consulting practice and a major international law firm. He is proud to be a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

John Wade, Gill Jennings & Every LLP

John Wade, Gill Jennings & Every LLP

John is the Practice Director at Gill Jennings & Every, where he has responsibility for the day-to-day leadership of the firm’s key operational and support functions. His role encompasses business and operational matters, supporting the Managing Committee – and currently includes spending a significant amount of time wrestling with the challenges of the pandemic and trying to steer a way through the ‘new normal’. Whatever that is…


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