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DairyLeader - Employment Law Workshops- Wiltshire

When: April 19th 2018 10:30 to 14:30
Location: SN16 9EP


Recruiting and retaining the right people is becoming increasingly challenging, even for the very best businesses.  Being the “Employer of Choice” for those looking for employment in agriculture (or attracting talent from other industries) means you need to make sure you are offering a fair and rewarding package whilst protecting you and your business, to ensure this you will require a basic understanding of Employment Law relating to Agriculture, even if you choose to contract out that service to an external company.


At these Employment Law workshops, jointly run by AHDB Dairy & NFU, the NFU’s regional panel law firm to deliver the programme below:

  • Self Employed vs Employed vs Agency staff
  • What’s best for you & them?
  • Legal obligations as an employer
  • H&S, Salary, working hours, holiday & entitlements
  • Administration & formalities
  • Job descriptions, gaining & checking references, performance management, disciplinary procedure
  • Termination
  • Avoiding & Managing legal challenges

Who should attend?  Owners and operators of large dairy businesses & those responsible for employing and managing staff on dairy farms.  You are welcome to attend any of the five meeting venues and locations


Workshop Dates & Venues

 Date: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: The Auctioneer, Rosehill Estate, Carlisle, CA1 2RW

Speaker: James Gilbert, Employment Law Advisor at Napthens Solicitors


Date: Wednesday 28 March 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: Hopper Lane Hotel, Skipton Road, Blubberhouses, Otley, LS21 2NZ

Speaker: Adrienne Patterson, Agriculture Manager & Employment Law Team at Jacksons Law Firm


Date: Thursday 29 March 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: Nunsmere Hall Hotel, Tarporley Road, Oakmere, Northwich, CW8 2ES

Speaker: Lesley Smith, Director at Bowcock Cuerden LLP


Date: Tuesday 17 April 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: Copthorne Hotel London Gatwick, Copthorne Way, Copthorne, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 3PG

Speaker: TBC


Date: Thursday 19 April 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: The Rectory Crudwell, Wiltshire SN16 9EP

Speaker: Kate Gardner, Partner at Clarke Willmott LLP


Date: Wednesday 25 April 2018

Time: 10.30 – 14.30

Venue: The Riverside Hotel, Cinderhill Street, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, NP25 5EY

Speaker: Sophie Ray, Associate Solicitor at JCP Solicitors


The cost of attending this meeting is funded via your levy and NFU. Booking is essential and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.   To book a place, please contact the KE Events hub on 01904 771216 or email or if you would like more information please ring Becki Leach 07595 415756.

Dairy Pro Points are available for attending this event, Click here for more details.