FWN & Fox Williams Debate the Gender Pay Gap

  • 20 Mar 2018
  • 17:30 - 20:30
  • Fox Williams, 10 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AF

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The Fraud Women's Network, in collaboration with Fox Williams, will be hosting an event on Tuesday 20 March 2018 debating the Gender Pay Gap Issue.

Our esteemed guest speakers are Jo Chatterton, Partner at Fox Williams; Helen Farr, Partner at Fox Williams and Daisy Jones, Associate at Fox Williams (respective bios below) will be talking about the Gender Pay Gap - what it means, why it exists and can we close it?

In the wake of the first round of public gender pay gap reporting this interactive session explores what we really mean by the gender pay gap, it’s interaction with discrimination laws, what are the reasons for the gap and how companies are seeking  to justify it and what can employers and you do about it, in the short and longer terms.

Programme:

17:30hrs to 18:30hrs - Registration and welcome drinks
18:30hrs to 19:30hrs - Speakers with Q&A
19:30hrs to 20:30hrs - Networking Reception

Guests are welcome to attend the event for a nominal amount of £5.00 which will be donated to our affiliated charity, The Eve Appeal.  Please ensure you register them at the same time as yourself!

Bios of Guests Speakers from Fox Williams:

Jo Chatterton

Jo is a partner in the employment team. Her practice is focused on the financial and insurance sectors and professional practices, particularly advising law firms and barristers Chambers.  Jo’s work for employers encompasses both non-contentious advisory work and managing and resolving disputes. She has extensive experience successfully supporting clients through complex and high value discrimination and whistle-blowing claims. She is valued by clients for her expertise in dealing with tricky employee issues involving strategic implications and sensitive reputational and regulatory concerns and ill-health. Jo has experience in management at Fox Williams where her particular focus is on HR strategy, which gives her an in-depth understanding of the strategic and business context to the management of employee relations.  Jo has strong connections with a large number of senior executives and senior lawyers whom she has advised on job moves, handling grievances and contentious exits, bringing discrimination claims and managing the regulatory implications of accusations of misconduct.

Helen Farr

Helen is a partner in Fox Williams’ employment with particular expertise in advising businesses in the professional services and financial services sectors.  Helen has worked with a number of corporates on the legal aspects of promoting a more diverse workforce including gender pay reporting, equal pay audits and implementation of changes by training and introducing new policies and training programmes.  Helen also has experience of advising on the employment aspects of sensitive investigations, often involving fraud.   Helen worked with Grant Thornton on a programme for a Government Department to deal with these issues.  Helen is the legal representative on City HR’s board promoting inclusivity in financial services businesses.  Helen is frequently asked to speak at  events with a focus on improving diversity including events with Virgin Money speaking about the impact of the Women in Finance Charter and with the White Paper Conference Company  where Helen was asked to speak on discrimination issues.

Daisy Jones

Daisy is an associate in Fox Williams’ employment team. She advises on all aspects of employment law and HR-related issues both for employers and senior executives. Daisy has a particular focus on the financial services sector and frequently works alongside the firm’s specialist regulatory lawyers.  Daisy’s work encompasses a wide-range of HR matters including executive service agreements, the enforceability of restrictive covenants, disciplinary and grievance issues, redundancy exercises, termination packages and settlement agreements. In addition to non-contentious advisory work Daisy also has extensive experience advising and resolving disputes for clients both through negotiation and tribunal litigation including in relation to high value discrimination and whistleblowing claims.  Daisy frequently delivers seminars and training on a variety of employment law issues including on diversity and equal opportunities, discrimination, performance management and the Senior Managers and Certification Regime.


Fox Williams is a City law firm with a leading reputation in specific industry sectors and practice areas, known for its good sense and ability to deliver effective solutions. Fox Williams undertakes complex legal and regulatory work and is often first choice for referrals from other law firms when City expertise is required. The firm is instructed by clients looking for quality advice delivered with a high level of partner involvement and an astute commercial focus. Fox Williams enjoys a friendly working environment that actively encourages entrepreneurial thinking and teamwork. The firm’s activities are underpinned by its core values of great client service, integrity and professionalism, its people, friendly strong relationships and open communication.

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