Newcastle Law Society Lecture

Newcastle Law Society Lecture

Workplace Justice: what's theology ever done for employment rights? 

The lecture will take place at 6pm, 15 November 2022 at Newcastle University Law School, 21-24 Windsor Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HQ who have offered us accommodation to enable this event to take place.  Thanks are also extended to Parklane Plowden Chambers and the University of Law for their support.

In recent years there have been notable cases concerning the clash between religious rights and other protected characteristics. However, Max Winthrop, a partner at Sintons LLP and an employment lawyer takes a long view of religious influence on developing employment rights and examines the theological justification for the regulation of the conflict between capital and labour, from Victorian England to the present day.

Max is a Past President of Newcastle Law Society.  He is a consulting editor for XpertHR’s on-line Employment Law Manual, responsible for the chapters on termination of employment. Max holds regular podcasts and webinars for XpertHR and for the national Law Society. He has also taught employment law at the University of Durham as an Academic Visitor and is frequently called upon to comment on employment issues on both TV and radio.

Max has been a member of the Law Society of England and Wales Employment Law Committee since 1st September 2013 and chaired the Committee from September 2017 – 2020. He remains as a member. Whilst on the Committee he contributed to papers on the future of Employment Tribunals, the role of the Director of Labour Market Enforcement and in responding to the Taylor Review. He  gave public evidence to the Women and Equalities Committee on the use and abuse of Non-Disclosure Agreement in employment.

He is a member of both the Industrial Law Society and the Employment Lawyers’ Association. He was on the sub-committee set up by ELA looking at the use of arbitration in resolving employment disputes. Max is also on the ILS’ Executive Committee as the representative for the North East. He is  Secretary of the Newcastle Employment Tribunal Users’ Group and a member of the EAT Users’ Group.

For more information and to book your place please email the Society