The new hostile environment for employers hiring foreign nationals - net tightening and traps widening

The Kingsley Napley Annual Employer Conference

17 May 2017


17 May 2017


  • Kim Vowden - Associate - Immigration
  • Nicholas Dent, Associate - Criminal Litigation
  • Adam Lambert, Partner - Employment
  • Charlotte Harris, Partner - Media & Reputation
  • James Fulforth, Partner - Corporate & Commercial
  • Tony Machin, CEO of TrustID


We are delighted to be hosting our inaugural Annual Employer Conference on Wednesday 17 May 2017, where a cross-disciplinary team from Kingsley Napley will present on critical issues relevant for HR teams, compliance professionals and in-house counsel in respect of the new hostile environment for employers of foreign nationals. This will include the latest developments impacted by Brexit, including the position of your EU workforce.

During this half-day conference, speakers from our immigration, employment, criminal litigation, media & reputation and corporate teams together with a guest speaker Tony Machin from TrustID will discuss:

  • Immigration Act 2016 and upcoming changes in 2017 - the impact on employers and how to ensure compliance, minimise risk and prevent illegal working
  • New criminal offences – how to protect your firm and avoid criminal liability
  • Employment legislation - managing dismissals, avoiding discrimination and continuing to develop your workforce's global mobility
  • Managing a crisis - a case study, which will explore:
    • Dealing with UK Visa and Immigration illegal working investigations
    • Defending criminal charges
    • Managing corporate reputational damage
    • Data protection compliance
    • Directors' duties
  • Electronic ID verification - solutions to assist with the prevention of illegal working
  • Brexit - knowing the position of your EU workforce
  • Law surgery - opportunity to discuss your questions with the speakers after closing


To request a place, please contact us at with your contact details.

The event is free to attend, but please note that places are subject to availability, so we encourage you to enquire about a place early.

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