Senior Counsel Virtual Sessions

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Date and Time

24th February 10:00 – 11:00
24th March 10:00 – 11:00

In Partnership With:

F-LEX Radius Law

IR35 - worker status and the end of self-employment?

About this Event

How prepared are you for the IR35 changes due for implementation in April 2021? The new IR35 rules mean that many businesses are now urgently reviewing how they employ their teams. We’ve teamed up with Radius Law and Flex Legal to bring you an event focused on the forthcoming changes to the IR35 legislation.

Join us on 24th February 2021 to ensure you’re prepared to safeguard your organisation against significant liabilities and prevent them from making incorrect and costly decisions.


Event series

IR35, worker status and the end of self-employment?
Wednesday 24th February, 10:00 – 11:00

The new IR35 rules mean that many businesses are now urgently reviewing how they employ their teams. We’ve teamed up with Radius Law and Flex Legal to bring you an event focused on the forthcoming changes to the IR35 legislation.

The commercial benefit of effective panel management
Wednesday 24th March, 10:00 – 11:00

An opportunity to share experiences and helpful insights with your peers under Chatham House. Held in partnership with Radius Law and Flex Legal. This month we focus on effective panel management. Discover how legal teams take a strategic approach to law firm management to demonstrate commercial value to their organisations


Ken Milne

Legal Consultant

Ken is Head of Legal and DPO for an Indian owned digital transformation services company, and as a senior in-house counsel at Rolls-Royce plc and BAE Systems plc he has led negotiations with industry and governments and advised on many key contracts for major US and UK defence and security programmes over 15 years.

Maria Johnson

Director, Radius Law

A commercially focused senior lawyer, having held in-house counsel roles in the automotive industry, data and IT sectors and most recently as general counsel within the advertising and media industry.

Ian Leedham

Head of Legal, LKQ Euro Car Parts

Ian heads up the Legal, Insurance, Risk & Compliance and Company Secretarial function of LKQ Euro Car Parts UK & Ireland. LKQ Euro Car Parts is the leading UK distributor of car parts and has around 300 branches across the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

Prior to joining Euro Car Parts in 2018, Ian has held various senior commercial, compliance and legal roles in the water, electricity, gas and IT sectors.

A frequent speaker on Legal Department Management, Ian has considerable experience in change management, compliance programmes, legal panel reviews and in house innovations, which are topics he feels passionately about.

Seftton Samuels

GC, Operations Director and Secretary, SMMT

Seftton Samuels is GC, Operations Director and Secretary at the UK’s principal automotive trade association: SMMT He is responsible for the daily SMMT service that provides national vehicle registration data to the vehicle manufacturers, dealer networks, aftermarket, insurance and finance sectors, for the benefit of the sector and consumers alike.

Seftton has experience in competition and commercial law issues across the sector, and a developing interest in systems and data matters that enable the transition to connected and autonomous mobility.

He is a graduate of Cardiff University and University College London, and a Solicitor with over 25 year’s PQE.

Sophie Gould

In-house Network Relationship Manager, LexisNexis

Sophie trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years, including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.

Sophie is passionate about promoting social mobility in the legal profession. She works closely in partnership with Aspiring Solicitors and The Social Mobility Business Partnership.

Iain Larkins

Director, Radius Law

Iain has extensive experience as a commercial contracts lawyer from franchising and distribution matters to managing regulatory investigations and the implementation of global compliance programs.

Sandra Martins

Senior Lawyer, Radius Law

Sandra is the Head of Radius Law employment department. She has over 18 years’ experience advising employers and employees on all aspects of employment law.

Louisa van Eeden-Smit

Head of Marketing, In-house Legal

Louisa leads marketing for the in-house legal community at LexisNexis. She joined the dedicated in-house team at LexisNexis five years ago and has a passion for driving and facilitating initiatives which are customer-focused at their heart.