Top employment lawyer to lead joint IoD and ACCA event

    Helen Watson, Chair of IoD North Wales and employment lawyer.

    A leading solicitor will update North Wales businesses on changes to the living wage and the introduction of auto-enrolment at an event in Conwy.

    Helen Watson, Chair of IoD North Wales and employment lawyer.
    Helen Watson, Chair of IoD North Wales and employment lawyer.

    Helen Watson, partner and head of employment law at Chester-based Aaron & Partners, will discuss the topical HR and employment law updates at a joint Institute of Directors (IoD) North Wales and Association of Chartered Certified Accounts (ACCA) Cymru event.

    The free seminar will also give delegates the chance to network with other businesses from the region.

    Helen, who is also chair of IoD North Wales, has a wealth of experience in the legal industry and is an active member of the region’s business community.

    A keen charity fundraiser, she completed a 200-mile cycle across North West India in 2013, and is a trustee of Claire House Children’s Hospice.

    IoD North Wales committee member, and head of digital at Mold-based Outwrite PR, Anthony Bullick said: “This event offers a fantastic opportunity to network and learn about HR and employment law updates affecting businesses.

    “As a solicitor and leading member of our IoD branch, she is the ideal guest speaker for the seminar, which ACCA are kindly sponsoring.

    “HR and employment law is ever-changing, but Helen’s expert advice will help the businesses in attendance stay fully compliant with new rules and regulations.”

    The seminar takes place at the Quay Hotel & Spa in Deganwy on Wednesday, November 16 from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

    ACCA is the world’s leading body for professional accountants, with more than a century of experience, innovation and excellence.

    It promotes excellence in accountancy, and strives to improve working standards through training and qualifications,

    The IoD is the longest-standing organisation to serve and support business leaders, with more than 100 years of service in raising professional standards.

    You don’t need to be a company director to join the IoD. Senior managers are welcome from large public organisations to small family firms.

    Members benefit from services including free business advice, a full training programme, research facilities and networking events.

    For more information about the IoD, including to join, contact Debbie Trotman on 02920 389 990, email, visit, or follow it on Twitter @IoD_NorthWales.