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 issues.
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:
- to promote the best practice of employment law; and
- to support the work and represent the interests of UK employment lawyers
ELA provides its members with
- Updates and commentary on employment law developments, though the membership journal ELA Briefing and its email bulletin provided by IDS
- High quality, low cost training, including free webinars on a range of employment law topics
- A co-ordinated channel through which to contribute to responses to government and other bodies’ consultations
- Opportunities to undertake pro bono work
- Opportunities to hear the views of eminent figures in employment law
- Opportunities to network and socialise with fellow members, both through the free social events we organise and through ELA's LinkedIn Group and tweets
We welcome applications from employment lawyers to join ELA, for more information on membership go to Join ELA