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Essential Employment Update:  Moorings Hotel 19 May 12- 2pm

The fast changing world of employment law remains a challenge for us all and we are therefore delighted to welcome back Kirk Tudhope and Sine Mackay of Ledingham Chalmers Employment Team to provide clear and pragmatic guidance in their latest update for Lochaber Chamber members.

The event includes a presentation and discussion of some hot topics including:

  1.  Following challenges from Uber drivers and others in the “gig economy” just what  is the difference between “employees” and “workers” and why does status matter?

  2.   Update on how to deal with misconduct in the workplace including just when can we rely on earlier warnings?

  3.   Can  an employer be liable for disability discrimination even if they did not know the employee was ill?

  4.   Does Brexit matter?


The event is aimed at businesses of any size and should be particularly useful for business owners, managers and everyone whose role includes HR issues. Those who attend will benefit from being better able to deal fairly, and where necessarily robustly, with many of the typical challenges which arise day to day workplace.

Kirk and Sine promise that the event will be informative and also entertaining (honest).


There will be lunch and networking from 12- 12.45 followed by the presentation 12.45 to 2 PM.  Click HERE to book




Kirk Tudhope

Kirk is a partner with Ledingham Chalmers based in their Inverness Office. He heads the Firms’ Employment Law Team and has advised employers on the challenges arising from the workplace for over 25 years.

Kirk is the only Law Society of Scotland accredited specialist in Employment Law based in the Highlands and is also recognised in the leading guides to the Legal Profession: Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Kirk represents employers throughout the North and North East ranging from small businesses to many of the region’s leading employers.  He is also a well known speaker on employment law issues.

Away from the office Kirk is a former Chair of Highland Hospice and currently is on the Board of two Highland based Social Enterprise Charities including being the Chair of ILM Highland.


Sine Mackay

Sine is an associate with Ledingham Chalmers and is also based in the firm’s Inverness office . Since 2008 Sine has advised employers throughout the North and North East on a wide variety of employment law and human resources issues. Sine also advises on the increasingly important area of data protection and privacy.

In addition to her legal qualifications Sine holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. She has also been recognised in the latest edition of Chambers and Partners as one of four rising stars amongst employment law advisers in Scotland.

Away from the office Sine’s on the Board of Highland Business Women.



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