Law firm equips businesses for employment law changes at free event

With a high volume of employment law changes being introduced this year, Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors is extending its new HR forum series with an event in the Fylde on Thursday 30 January.

Hosted at The Villa Country House Hotel in Wrea Green, the free event invites ‘people who manage people’ – including HR managers, team leaders and owner-managers - bringingtogether the business community within the Blackpool, Fylde and Lytham St Anne’s area.

The HR forum will include an employment law update and provide expert advice from Marsden Rawsthorn’s employment law specialist, James Bellamy. The open Q&A-style event will also explore the challenges currently being faced by employers and business managers to provide strategic and practical solutions.

Keynote speaker at the event will be Michael O’Flaherty, an international rapport coach born and bred in Lancashire. Michael will be discussing strategies to help employers accurately assess an interviewee’s skills and ability to build rapport. As well as exploring the impact of positive working relationships to deliver outstanding sustained business performance, Michael will also reveal his structured approach that has led to the success of his clients.

James Bellamy, employment law specialist at Marsden Rawsthorn, said: “Designed to support the local business community, the event aims to provide essential information in a way that’s easily digestible. As well as being a fantastic networking opportunity for HR professionals and business managers in the area, the forum provides a platform to discuss common issues and receive expert advice.”

The event will take place between 8.30 – 11.30am on Thursday 30 January where light refreshments will be served. To register your interest, please email Janet Walker at or phone 0800 294 4410. The HR forum is the first in a series,hosted by Marsden Rawsthorn, to take place in the Fylde. It follows similar successful events which are being held across Lancashire. The independent forums will provide an ongoing service to the HR industry and local business community.