The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is an apolitical
organisation representing the views and interests of just over 6,000
specialist, qualified employment lawyers in the UK. Since its inception in
1992, ELA has become the voice of authority in employment law. ELA’s uniqueness rests in the depth and
wealth of knowledge of its diverse membership, and its neutrality on political
Who Are We?
Our members are drawn from all branches of the legal
profession and include barristers and solicitors who act for employers and
employees, trade unions, the voluntary sector, industry and the judiciary.
ELA cannot give legal advice. You can find a specialist
employment lawyer by searching the membership directory.
ELA’s fundamental aims are:
promote the best practice of employment law; and
support the work and represent the interests of UK employment lawyers
ELA provides its members with
and commentary on employment law developments, though the membership journal
ELA Briefing and its email bulletin provided by IDS
low-cost training, including free webinars on a range of employment law topics
co-ordinated channel through which to contribute to responses to government and
other bodies’ consultations
to undertake pro bono work
to hear the views of eminent figures in employment law
to network and socialise with fellow members, both through the free social
events we organise and through ELA's LinkedIn Group and tweets