Michael Foster with Ibraham and Ola in our Lacuna Place Offices
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MICHAEL FOSTER PROVIDES LOCAL BUSINESSES WITH HOT TIPS ON THE NEW EQUALITY ACT AT 1066 LEARNING LUNCH
Michael Foster was guest speaker at the first of a series of Learning Lunches orgainsed by Ten Sixty Six Enterprise. Michael
Foster has been a solicitor for 30 years, but as he puts it himself, he took a sabbatical for 13 years to represent the constituency
in Westminster! His specialism is employment law and he used the lunchtime session to talk about equality and diversity and what
the new Equality Act will mean to local businesses. Michael said: "I hope everyone got a flavour of the Equality Act and better
understands the law in this area and what the pitfalls are. The cost of getting it wrong can be ruinous. Whilst claims for unfair
dismissal can now amount to more than £80,000, the compensation for a claim of discrimination is unlimited." The Learning
Lunches will be scheduled throughout 2011 with key issues of interest to businesses being discussed and debated at each one.
Business Services Manager at Ten Sixty Six Enterprise, Sean Dennis, said: "I thank Michael for making our first learning lunch
so successful. His presentation was really informative and helpful for the business people who attended and certainly highlighted
a number of points that must be better understood."
For details of other learning lunches currently being planned please contact email@example.com or call
Stephen on 01424 205512.
(Photo shows Michael and Sean Dennis of Ten Sixty Six Enterprise)
Michael Foster celebrates “First Hundred Days” of new law practice in Hastings
Snow may have prevented the official launch of Michael Foster’s new legal practice last December but the former MP for Hastings and Rye pulled out all the stops for a rescheduled celebration at his Lacuna Place office on 3rd February. The former Lord Chancellor Charlie Falconer and Mayor Kim Forward joined members of the business and professional community to welcome the new practice to the town centre. Lord Falconer, who takes a special interest in Hastings having agreed regeneration funding under the last Government, commended Michael as “able and honest” and “well respected across the political spectrum.” He said the return of the former MP to the legal world meant that “Politics loss is law’s gain.” Michael Foster comments: “It’s been exciting to return to the law, and my recent experience as Equalities Minister has given me particular expertise in helping employers and employees with equality and discrimination matters. Our new offices in Priory Quarter are a great base from which to serve local people and businesses.”
Photo shows (l to r) Michael Foster, Mayor Kim Forward, Lord Charles Falconer