ELA Lecture: A Shared Platform with John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC

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Tue, 4th Feb 2014
London - Grand Connaught Rooms (London)
Venue Address:
Grand Connaught Rooms,
61 - 65 Great Queen Street,
London, WC2B 5DA
John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI and Frances O’Grady, General Secretary of the TUC
Event Type:
Annual Lecture
Lecture 7.00pm – 8.00pm. Drinks reception from 8.00pm
CPD hours:
Spaces Available

Clive Coleman, Barrister and Broadcaster, will lead the questions to Frances O’Grady and John Cridland. With his blend of lawyer and journalist / broadcaster, he will bring legal insight and understanding to the themes relevant to employment law being discussed. He will also ensure a suitable level of probing and challenging our speakers where necessary and appropriate.

This is the first time ELA has arranged a shared platform with the heads of the TUC and CBI. The Lecture is a unique opportunity to hear the views of these two organisations on employment policy, and what is likely to be prevalent in the run-up to the General Election. John Cridland and Frances O’Grady will be addressing issues of specific concern to the employment law world.

The Lecture is on Tuesday 4 February 2014 at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London (61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA), 7pm – 8pm, followed by a drinks reception. 

Tickets to attend the Lecture in London are £40 + VAT. 

Frances O’Grady became General Secretary of the TUC in January 2013, the first woman ever to hold this post. An active trade unionist and campaigner all her working life, Frances has worked on successful campaigns for the introduction of a national minimum wage, equal pay for women, and on a range of industrial wage claims. Fair pay remains a core ambition - she was on the Resolution Foundation's Commission on Living Standards, and has been a member of the Low Pay and the High Pay Commissions. Frances is a strong believer in protecting the public service ethos, opposes privatisation and leads the TUC campaign to save the NHS.

John Cridland CBE is an employment specialist and has been with the CBI for 31 years. He was appointed as Director General in January 2011. His appointment was seen as a move back to lobbying with a soft voice that started with his predecessor Richard Lambert.  John is a Board member of Business in the Community and a UK Commissioner for Employment and Skills. He is also a member of the Council of Cranfield University. He was Vice Chair of the National Learning and Skills Council between 2007-2010. He spent 10 years on the Low Pay Commission and the ACAS Council, and was also a member of the Commission on Environmental Markets and Economic Performance.

We are broadcasting the Lecture live to regional venues (see list below), free of charge. You still need to book for the regional session you want to attend

Regional Venues

Aberdeen - Brodies LLP, 23 Carden Place, Aberdeen AB10 1UQ
Belfast - Pinsent Masons LLP, Arnott House, 12-16 Bridge Street, Belfast, BT1 1LS
Birmingham - Wragge & Co,  55 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 2AS
Bristol - DAC Beachcroft, Portwall Place, Portwall Lane, Bristol, BS99 7UD
Cambridge - Eversheds, Kett House, 1 Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JY
Cardiff - Eversheds LLP, 1 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT
Dundee -  Thorntons, Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee,DD1 4BJ
Edinburgh - Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh EH3 8HA
Exeter - Michelmores, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR
Glasgow - Brodies LLP, 2 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4AD
Guernsey - AO Hall, 12-14 New Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 2PF
Hull - Gosschalks, Queens Gardens,  Kingston upon Hull, Hull, HU1 3DZ  
Jersey -  Mourant Ozannes, 22 Grenville Street, St Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PX
Leeds - Clarion Solicitors, Elizabeth House, 13-10 Queen Street, Leeds, LS1 2TW
Liverpool - Brabners, Horton House, Exchange Flags, Liverpool, L2 3YL
Maidstone -  Brachers, Somerfield House, 59 London Rd, Maidstone, ME16 8JH
Manchester - Eversheds LLP, Eversheds House, 70 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5ES
Newcastle - Sintons LLP, The Cube, Barrack Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 6DB
Norwich - Birketts LLP, 1 Gilders Way, Norwich,NR3 1UB
Nottingham - Eversheds LLP,1 Standard Hill, City Centre, Nottingham, NG1 6FZ
Oxford - Lewis Silkin, King Charles House, Park End Street, Oxford,OX1 1JD
Plymouth - Foot Anstey, Harbour Ave, Plymouth, PL4 0BN
Reading - Olswang, Apex Plaza
,Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1AX

Southampton - Paris Smith,1 London Rd, Southampton, Hampshire SO15 2AE
Stockport- SAS Daniels, 30 Greek Street, Stockport, SK3 8AD

If your firm/chambers would be interested to host in your area, please email us for further details