Conducting Arbitrations as an Employer’s Representative (Webinar)

Conducting Arbitrations as an Employer’s
Representative (Webinar)
Date: 7 May 2024 | 10:00-13:00
About this webinar

This webinar aims to provide delegates with informative theoretical knowledge and practical skills to conduct Arbitrations before the CCMA and Bargaining Councils as an employer’s representative.

Topics to be covered will include:
•    The dispute resolution framework of the CCMA under the Labour Relations Act;
•    Jurisdiction of the CCMA to conduct arbitrations;
•    Powers of Arbitrators;
•    Preparation for Arbitration; and
•    Appearance at Arbitrations.

Benefits of attending 
To gain a sound understanding of the dispute resolution process, to gain practical insights on how to effectively prepare for Arbitrations and techniques on presenting cases at Arbitration.

Background to this presentation
The Labour Relations Act empowers the CCMA and Bargaining Councils to conduct Arbitrations in respect of single retrenchments, misconduct, incapacity, constructive dismissal disputes, unfair labour practices, breach of minimum wages and certain breaches under the Employment Equity Act. Legal representation is limited in respect of certain disputes. It is essential that legal practitioners and in-house representatives enhance their skills in conducting Arbitrations because Arbitration proceedings are not appealable but rather subject only to review proceedings (based on the record of the way the case was conducted at Arbitration).

Michelle Naidoo has 20 years’ experience as a legal practitioner in the specialist field of employment and labour law. The foundation of her labour and employment law career was established in November 1996 when she was appointed as an Associate to Judges of the Labour Court. Ms Naidoo served at the Labour Court for four years.

After her court experience, Ms Naidoo was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2002.  In 2005, she was appointed as a Director at Deneys Reitz Inc (now known as Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa).

Ms Naidoo is currently a Partner at Mooney Ford Attorneys, a panellist of Aequitate Dispute Resolution Services, and a member of the South African Society for Labour Law.


7 May 2024: 10:00 – 13:00

Closing date for registrations: 6 May 2024

All sessions are mandatory to qualify for a certificate.

Who should register?

Practicing and candidate legal practitioners, legal advisers in government, and corporate legal advisers.

Registration fee categories (Including VAT)

  • Practising Legal Practitioners:     R1 190.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 590.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R1 910.00 (including VAT) per participant
How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. You are required to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 – (Online registration form). Should an invoice be required to effect payment, replace the proof of payment document with a note (MS Word) requesting an invoice.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference Surname, name and cell number


Once you have successfully registered to participate, you will receive confirmation that we have received your registration documentation. You will receive a system-generated e-mail with a link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar at least24 hours before the webinar starts. Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully and test your link (Microsoft Teams) to the webinar page at least 20 min before it starts.
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Please take note

  • The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The webinar is conducted in English only.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, this must be done in writing within two business days before the closing date to avoid the full fee being charged.
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Registration fee categories (Including VAT)

  • Practising Legal Practitioners:     R1 190.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Candidate Legal Practitioners:    R 590.00 (including VAT) per participant
  • Others | Non-legal Practitioners: R1 910.00 (including VAT) per participant