Beachcroft Wansbroughs host age discrimination conference


A one-day conference on the implications of the new Age Discrimination Regulations is to be hosted by Beachcroft Wansbroughs, national commercial law firm, in Manchester on 16 February 2006. 

Beachcroft Wansbroughs logo 200x116The conference will provide expert insight from leading lawyers specialising in discrimination law and pensions, together with experienced industry figureheads including Sally Humpage, HR Policy Manager from Marks and Spencer, Freda Line of the Employers Forum on Age, and Peter McInnes from Mason Hayes and Curran.

Delegates will receive guidance on best practice, will learn how the law is already operating in Ireland, and hear thought-provoking case studies from within the corporate world.

The full programme of speakers will include:

  • Rachel Dineley – Head of the National Discrimination Unit, Beachcroft Wansbroughs
  • Sue Jenkins – Partner, Employment Group, Beachcroft Wansbroughs
  • Freda Line – Employer Relations Manager, Employers Forum on Age
  • David Farmer – Associate, Beachcroft Wansbroughs
  • Peter McInnes – Partner, Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Sally Humpage – HR Policy Manager, Marks & Spencer

The new regulations, due to come into force in October 2006, will affect all areas of people management, including recruitment, reward systems, benefit packages, performance management, disciplinary matters, redundancy programmes and retirement issues. The legislation will pose a significant threat to the unprepared, but a hidden opportunity for the thriving employer. 

The all-day conferences will be held at the Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel in Manchester on 16 February from 9.30am to 4.30pm, following by drinks and canapés.

To reserve a place or receive further information, please contact Louise Blythman on 0117 918 2578;  email: or visit
The cost to attend is £175 plus VAT.

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