Health & safety at work after Brexit

POSTPONED: This event, run in partnership with Liverpool University, will be discussing what Brexit will mean for Health and Safety at work in 2020.

16th April 2020 – 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Liverpool, L3 8EG
£75 – £220

Please note this event has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak – please stay tuned for further news

About the event

What might the future of health and safety law look like now that the UK has left the EU? At this conference, an expert panel of academics, lawyers and campaigners will consider the dangers UK workers currently face, whether regulations may be influenced by future international Free Trade Agreements, and how the UK matches up to international standards when it comes to health and safety.

This conference coincides with the release of a new IER publication by Professor David Whyte and Andrew Moretta, which benchmarks health and safety regulations in the UK to the fundamental standards laid out by the International Labour Organization (ILO). The authors will present their findings and take questions from delegates.

Joining them on the panel, Thompsons Solicitors will provide an update on recent and contemporaneous health and safety claims going through the courts; union leaders will offer a view from the shop floor, particularly in relation to precarious working arrangements; the Hazards Campaign will expand on the success of its recent Manifesto; and speakers will explore how the dilution of rights acquired through EU Directives might impact on the safety of workers.

This event is being run in partnership with the University of Liverpool.


Rob Miguel, Research dept. Unite National H&S Adviser
Unite H&S campaigns in 2020

Robert Baughan, UNISON
Precarious working in the care sector

Prof David Whyte & Andrew Moretta, Univserity of Liverpool
UK Compliance with International Health and Safety Standards After Brexit

Daniel Shears, GMB
GMB H&S campaign in 2020

Janet Newsham, Greater Manchester Hazards Centre
Hazards at work in 2020

Philip Liptrot, Thompsons Solicitors
Health & Safety claims in 2020


Jack Jones House

1 Islington


L3 8EG

Additional information

CPD Accreditations

Conferences are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Each conference is accredited for three CPD hours.

Overnight Accommodation

Details of nearby hotels are available. Please contact us for more information by emailing us at or phoning 0151 207 5265.

Cancellation Policy

Name changes are accepted up until the time of the event. Delegates who advise IER of their cancellation more than 15 working days in advance will receive a credit note with 10% deduction for administration.

How to get there

Train: Lime Street Station (British Rail) and Central Station (Merseyrail) are a five minute walk away.

Bus: 500 from Liverpool John Lennon Airport to City Centre

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