HR Club welcomes new members

Law firm Hewitsons is offering an opportunity for new members to join its popular and free Northampton HR Club.

The HR Club’s next meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 28th April 2020 and shall be updating members in respect of the various employment law changes that will be coming into force in April. Such changes include additional information being required within the contracts of employment for new starters, changes to the tax treatment of post-termination payments and new parental bereavement leave entitlements.

Members meet approximately once every two or three months to discuss a pre-arranged topic in an informal setting, over a light breakfast before the working day starts. Each club provides HR professionals with a chance to network and keep abreast of current developments in HR practice and employment law.

Sessions begin with a brief summary of the legal issues surrounding the chosen topic given by an employment law solicitor from Hewitsons. The discussion then opens up to the group.

Topics are chosen by members and normally relate to a current issue. Recent examples have included the gig economy, the right to work, grievance and disciplinary procedures and protecting an employer’s reputation.

To ensure an informal, relaxed meeting, each club has around a dozen attending each session, ranging from HR professionals to in-house lawyers.

Nick Hall, a Partner in Hewitsons’ Employment Team, said: “Hewitsons’ HR Clubs provide a great forum not only for keeping up to date with HR issues, but is also an opportunity for those attending to trade expertise with fellow HR professionals, all with the reassurance of Chatham House Rules.”

“Our members come from a diverse range of industries, and so members are able to tap into and gain from the wide variety of experiences of all those around the table.”

Hewitsons established its first HR Club in Milton Keynes some six years ago. As a result of its popularity, the firm set up HR Clubs in Northampton and Cambridge soon afterwards, followed by its London office near Blackfriars station.

If you are interested in joining the Northampton HR Club or would like further information about the HR Club in held at any of Hewitsons’ offices please email For more information visit