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Employment law is often thought of as being restrictive, with unclear guidance on the existing law available to employers who are struggling with regular change.

It is unsurprising then that some businesses are confused about what they can and cannot do with regard to their staff. We believe that what businesses really want is clear information and guidance on managing existing laws, and help to prepare for change.

Employment Training Options

Bespoke training

Our experienced team write and deliver training courses for businesses on all employment issues, from recruitment to termination and everything in between. We start with a blank sheet and design the training around your needs. We use your policies and procedures to ensure that delegates can quickly identify issues and know what to do when they get back to their day jobs. We also run a separate training programme for HR professionals and managers.

In-house employment law training

This programme offers an essential guide to employment issues, including handling disciplinary and dismissal procedures, managing absenteeism and making employees redundant. The modules are separate and delegates can dip in or out of the programme to suit their learning objectives.

The courses are aimed at managers with direct supervisory responsibilities for their employees and will equip them with the skills to confidently deal with key employment issues.

Free national seminar programme

Our national seminar programme is delivered in our London, Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Leeds offices. This programme covers:

  • Training to prepare businesses for changes in employment and pensions law
  • Informal discussions on significant issues of interest to senior HR practitioners, in house lawyers and managers

Mock tribunals

Our mock tribunals offer managers, HR staff, and anyone with an interest in tribunal claims, an opportunity to see first-hand what happens at a tribunal hearing. We can offer tailored mock tribunals on topics including, but not limited to:

  • Performance
  • Unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination
  • Whistleblowing, and many more topics

Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?

We don’t pretend that employment law is easy – it isn’t – but it shouldn’t be difficult to get the basics right. We want to help businesses understand key employment rights and help them to ensure that when they make a decision about their workforce, they are doing it correctly.

We also partner with other organisations, such as ACAS, to provide engaging and lively training events for the benefit of you and your staff.


"Very client-focused, available, forthright and achieve resolutions we're happy with." - Chambers & Partners, 2016 (quote from client)

"A good team of dedicated professionals." - Chambers & Partners, 2019

"Positive and confident." - Legal 500, 2019

For more information on Employment & HR Training

If you are interested in understanding how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your Employment & HR Training work then please contact Glenn Hayes (Partner) on +44 (0)113 218 6484, or send us an email.