Paul McFarlane

Paul McFarlane

Paul McFarlane

Capsticks

Deputy Chair

DeputyChair [at] elaweb.org.uk

Paul is a Partner at Capsticks who he joined in 2019. Prior to that he was a Partner for a decade at Weightmans and before that he was an in-house solicitor at London Transport and then Royal Mail. Paul has 25 years' post qualification experience advising on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues. His specialisms include: advising clients on complex discrimination and  whistleblowing claims and industrial relations law and practice. Paul handles instructions on behalf clients in mainly in the public sector. Paul regularly comments on employment law issues in the legal and HR press and broadcast media. Paul was also named Chambers and Partners Minority Lawyer of Year 2019, for the work he has done to try and improve diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and beyond.

Paul was chair of the ELA’s Legislative & Policy Committee (2016 -2020). Amongst his many accomplishments in that role has been to co-chair, with Kiran Daurka, ELA’s Standing Committee on COVID-19 whose papers on the various issues affecting our members and their clients are available here