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8th December 10:00 – 11:00
26th January 10:00 – 11:00

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F-LEX Radius Law Crafty Counsel

The fight against modern slavery

40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide. 1 in 4 of them are children. 71% are women and girls. 10,000+ were identified as potential victims by the authorities in the UK in 2019.

The Government has recently confirmed its intention to create a single labour market enforcement body, which will focus on protecting workers, including in relation to labour exploitation and modern slavery. The creation of the new body is likely to be included in the forthcoming Employment Bill, which is expected to be published in 2022.

Join us as we welcome guest speakers and senior counsel to discuss the critical role you can play as senior counsel in helping in the fight against modern slavery. This is not only a moral obligation it is a regulatory obligation.

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Event series

The fight against modern slavery
Wednesday 8th December, 10:00 – 11:00

40 million people are estimated to be trapped in modern slavery worldwide. 1 in 4 of them are children. 71% are women and girls. 10,000+ were identified as potential victims by the authorities in the UK in 2019. Join us as we welcome guest speakers and senior counsel to discuss the critical role you can play as senior counsel in helping in the fight against modern slavery. This is not only a moral obligation it is a regulatory obligation.

The effective leader. How to lead amid disruption and complexity
Wednesday 26th January, 10:00 – 11:00

Now more than ever, leaders in all organisations face challenges. As lawyers, your challenges are often more complex and less forgiving than those faced by other senior leaders. Jumping from giving strategic advice to safeguarding the business in the here and now – an adaptable and agile leadership style can be crucial. In this session we will explore the concept of effective leadership, hearing from subject matter experts and your peers sharing their insights and practical advice from the coalface.

Speakers

Colleen Theron

Director, Ardea International

Colleen is a tri-qualified solicitor and founder of Ardea International (previously CLT envirolaw), a niche company that provides sustainability, modern slavery, business and human rights consultancy and expertise to enable companies to meet both their legal obligations and develop voluntary best practice standards. Prior to establishing CLT envirolaw, she worked as an environmental lawyer in the City of London and was recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers as a leading environmental law practitioner.

Iain Larkins

Director, Radius Law

Prior to establishing Radius Law, Iain was the chief lawyer and compliance officer for the Mercedes-Benz UK Group. Iain has extensive experience 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.

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.

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.