Management Committee

At the helm of ELA is the Management Committee, elected from the membership by the members every two years. The Management Committee steers the policy and direction of ELA and its membership services.

Elected positions and job descriptions  Annual reports

  • Gareth Brahams
    Gareth Brahams Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP Chair

    Gareth is a founder and Managing Partner of the leading employment law specialist firm, Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP. Showing his interest in working on team moves, he formed BDBF from the core of the group he led at a previous firm. BDBF is top ranked in the leading independent directories for its work for senior executives as is Gareth personally. More...

  • Juliet Carp
    Juliet Carp Kingsley Napley LLP Deputy Chair

    Juliet is an Employment Partner with Kingsley Napley LLP in London. Kingsley Napley advises both employers and employees. Juliet’s practice is primarily employer focused and international. She is author of the leading textbook on the employment law aspects of global mobility: “Drafting Employment Documents for Expatriates” [Jordans]. More...

  • Catherine Taylor
    Catherine Taylor Olswang Treasurer

    Catherine is a partner in the employment group at Olswang with nearly 20 years of experience of employment issues. She has specific expertise in complex multi-jurisdictional and High Court litigation, board level disputes and data protection. She also has management experience, as a member of Olswang's management board (2003-2007 and 2016 to date). More...

  • Lucy Bone
    Lucy Bone Littleton Chambers Secretary

    Lucy is a Barrister specialising in employment law. She is at Littleton Chambers and was called to the Bar in 1999. Her busy practice spans the Employment spectrum and she acts for a diverse range of employer and employee clients. She is noted in the directories in particular for complex discrimination claims and High Court disputes, including employment injunctions. More...

  • Alex Lock
    Alex Lock DAC Beachcroft LLP Editor, ELA Briefing

    Alex was called to the Bar in 1996 and worked in industry for 3 years as an employment lawyer. He moved to Beachcroft Wansbroughs in 1999 to start a team in Bristol and has been here ever since. He is a partner and Board member of his firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP and is the National Head of the Employment & Pensions Group practice. More...

  • Marian Bloodworth
    Marian Bloodworth Kemp Little Chair, Training Committee

    Marian is a partner at Kemp Little, having joined the firm’s Employment team in November 2015 from Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) where she was also a partner. Before joining BLP she was previously at Hogan Lovells and Charles Russell. More...

  • Paul McFarlane
    Paul McFarlane Weightmans LLP Chair, Legislative & Policy Committee

    Prior to joining Weightmans in 2006, Paul was an in-house solicitor at London Transport and then Royal Mail. He was made a partner in 2009. Paul has 20 years' post qualification experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. More...

  • Ming Henderson
    Ming Henderson Seyfarth Shaw Chair, International Committee

    Ming is a partner in the International Employment Law practice of Seyfarth Shaw (UK) LLP’s London office. She is qualified in both France and the UK. Before joining the firm, Ming worked as an in-house employment counsel for a global software and hardware company covering Europe Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). More...

  • Ruth Badrick
    Ruth Gamble (née Badrick) Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP Chair, Pro Bono Committee

    Ruth is a founding partner of BDBF, a boutique employment firm. She provides the full range of employment law advice, with a particular focus on discrimination, team moves and stress at work claims. Her clients are typically senior executives and SMEs. More...

  • Paul Epstein QC
    Paul Epstein QC Cloisters Representative of the Bar

    Paul is a QC who specialises in employment and discrimination law. He is a member of Cloisters, which he joined in October 1990. Paul acts for both employers and employees. Paul was an elected member of the Employment Law Bar Association for 6 years, and served as Vice Chair from 2007-9 and as Chair from 2009-11. More...

  • Mark Hunt
    Mark Hunt BNY Mellon In-house Representative

    Mark Hunt is a solicitor, specialising in employment law, and a qualified workplace mediator.  He is currently Head of Employment Law for EMEA with The Bank of New York Mellon.  Previously, he was a partner at Reed Smith in London and was head of the firm’s European employment law practice. More...

  • Claire Merritt
    Claire Merritt Paris Smith LLP Regional Representative, Lower South East

    Claire works in the Employment Team at Paris Smith LLP for nearly five years after training with the Firm. Day to day she acts for a mixture of companies and individuals in both contentious, non-contentious and corporate matters, thus giving her a wide variety of experience and the ability to understand the different types of firm and work undertaken in the region. More..

  • Tariq Sadiq
    Tariq Sadiq St Philips Chambers Regional Representative, Midlands

    Tariq Sadiq is a Barrister with 20 years experience in Employment Law, recommended by Chambers UK and Legal 500. In 2013 he won the award for ‘Barrister of the Year’ in the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, and was shortlisted for the same award in 2012 and 2014. Also in 2013, he won the national award for 'Professional of the Year' at the premier diversity GG2 Leadership Awards 2013 and was nominated for Liberty’s ‘Human Rights Lawyer of the Year’ Award in the same year. More...

  • Anjali Sharma DAC Beachcroft LLP Regional Representative, North East

    Anjali is a solicitor in the Employment and Pensions Group at DAC Beachcroft LLP in Leeds. She previously worked for the Office for the Supervision of Solicitors (now part of the Solicitors Regulation Authority). She qualified in 2007, and joined DAC Beachcroft in November 2010. She specialises in providing employment advice for both private and public sector organisations, as well as handling my own employment tribunal case load and providing training to clients. More...

  • Daniel Northall
    Daniel Northall Littleton Chambers North West Representative

    Daniel Northall has developed an enviable reputation as an advocate and adviser in his core practice areas of employment law and commercial litigation. He has been praised by clients and commentators alike for his keen analytical skills, developed legal knowledge, pragmatism and client-friendly manner. More...

  • Eleanor Mannion
    Eleanor Mannion Renfrewshire Council Regional Representative, Scotland

    Eleanor Mannion is a dual qualified solicitor, studying law and qualifying as a solicitor in the Republic of Ireland before moving to Scotland. She worked initially in private practice both in Ireland and Scotland but since 2012, has been working in-house in Local Government, practising exclusively in employment law. More...

  • Greg Chambers
    Greg Chambers Osborne Clarke Regional Representative, South West

    Greg's practice covers both contentious and non-contentious employment law with a focus on international instructions. He advises on a wide variety of matters, including cross-border restructurings, restrictive covenants and team moves, TUPE and collective consultation, whistleblowing and complex discrimination cases. More...

  • Daniela Mahapatra
    Daniela Mahapatra NHS Wales Regional Representative, Wales

    Daniela joined Legal & Risk Services (a division of the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership) in October 2012 having spent 7 years post qualification in private practice. Daniela specialises in employment law and has a great deal of experience of advising NHS organisations on a wide variety of employment issues. More...

  • Ciara Fulton
    Ciara Fulton C & H Jefferson Regional Representative, Northern Ireland

    Ciara graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1998 and qualified as a solicitor in the employment department of a leading Dublin law firm where she worked from 2002 until returning to Northern Ireland in 2007. Ciara has significant experience of advising employers on all aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. More...

  • Judith Harris
    Judith Harris DLA Piper Member at Large

    Jude is an International Practice Development Lawyer in the Global Employment Group at DLA Piper. She qualified at Denton Hall in 1998 and worked there and then at Baker & McKenzie as an associate until 2005 when she joined Addleshaw Goddard. Jude moved into an international practice development role in 2012 first at Baker & McKenzie and now at DLA Piper where she focuses on the delivery of global employment law services. More...

  • Dee Masters
    Dee Masters Cloisters Member at Large

    Dee has been a barrister at Cloisters since 2005. She is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 as a leading employment barrister. She specialises in complex discrimination litigation. In recent years, she has advised the Equality Commission of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People and AGE PLATFORM on age discrimination matters. More...

  • Jennifer Wright
    Jennifer Wright Glasgow City Council Member at Large

    In 2010 Jennifer commenced her traineeship with Glasgow City Council, Scotland’s largest local authority, before qualifying as a solicitor in 2012. Since then she has specialised in employment law and has been responsible for advising and representing the Council and associated organisations in a wide variety of employment law matters. More...

  • Ijeoma Omambala
    Ijeoma Omambala Old Square Chambers Member at Large

    Ijeoma is a highly experienced barrister who inspires enormous loyalty and confidence in her client base. As well as providing excellent advocacy services Ijeoma provides high quality legal and strategic advice in connection with all aspects of the management and litigation of complex cases. More...

  • Daniel Pollard
    Daniel Pollard GQ Employment Law Member at Large

    Daniel is a partner at GQ Employment Law LLP in London. Daniel originally trained at Clifford Chance but most of his career has been spent working for US firms– first WilmerHale and then Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. After a stint with Macfarlanes, he joined GQ in 2015 and is enjoying working in an employment law boutique. More...

  • Clive Dobbin Paris Smith Law Society Council Seat

    Clive is a partner and head of the employment team at Paris Smith in Southampton, with over 15 years of experience of advising on employment issues. Clive has obtained a masters degree in Law and Employment Relations. He is also ranked in both Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. Clive undertakes a full range of contentious and non-contentious employment work. More...

  • Emily Chalkley
    Emily Chalkley Junior Representative

    Emily is an Associate Solicitor at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP. She trained with Charles Russell and qualified into the Employment Law team in 2014. Emily acts for both employers and employees and advises on a wide variety of matters, including, restrictive covenants, redundancy, TUPE, whistleblowing and has wide experience in handling employment tribunal cases. More...

  • Bronwyn McKenna
    Bronwyn McKenna UNISON Vice President

    Bronwyn McKenna is the former Chair of the Employment Lawyers Association. From 2010 to 2014 she chaired ELA’s Legislative and Policy Committee. She has been an Assistant General Secretary at UNISON since November 2010. She is a qualified solicitor with over 25 years’ experience of employment law practice. More...