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The Human Resources Forum

Date :

Event Details:

The Taylor Wessing Seminar will offer attendees a comparative approach on the Federal Labor Law and the DIFC employment law. It will provide attendees with a broad overview of the Recent legal labour law developments and will be particularly beneficial for officers who want to improve their in-house efficiency and ultimately minimise their organisation's Liability risk.

The Session will also Focus on:
-Maternity leave
-Notice leave
-Fixed term contract v/s open ended contract
-End of Service gratuity
-Post termination restrictions
-Sick Leave

Please register with Dr Alison Thirlwall (


Block 15 Auditorium

Organized By:

Dr Alison Thirlwall

Event is open to:

Current students and UOWD staff


Thenji Macanda of Taylor Wessing Law Firm

Presenter Details:

Taylor Wessing is an international law firm with 28 offices in 17 jurisdictions and 1200 legal advisers across Europe, the Middle East and Asia (including associated offices in Indonesia and South Korea). Taylor Wessing have been operating in the Middle East for nearly 20 years and have very strong relationships with some of the regions key government agencies, banking institutions, global corporate entities and regulatory bodies. PROFILE-Thenji Macanda is a UK trained and qualified Specialist Employment Associate based in the Taylor Wessing Dubai office. She is an Admitted Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and prior to working in the Middle East, she worked in the Employment Rights Unit in one of the largest national firms in the UK for five years. Thenji effectively advises clients with contentious and non-contentious matters on a wide range of employment issues predominantly based on the UAE Labour Law (including the various free-zone employment regulations) and DIFC Employment law. She is currently registered on the Pro-Bono volunteer scheme at the Dubai International Finance Centre Courts and regularly provides specialist employment law updates and HR Seminars.

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