Register of members and mediators

ELA is an association of qualified lawyers who are registered with their professional bodies and have told ELA that they practise employment law in the British Isles.

Who are the members of ELA?

They can be solicitors, barristers, legal executives, advocates and foreign lawyers who are fully qualified in their jurisdiction.

Many ELA members are leaders in the field of employment law in advising people and businesses, who train others and are engaged in consultations with Government. Other members of ELA  may be starting out in their professional career as an employment lawyer or barrister and/or may only spend part of their time advising on employment law, because for example, they also advise in other related areas, such as personal injury or commercial law

What benefits do members of ELA receive?

ELA members benefit from a wide range of services such as specialised online resources including expert lecture notes, access to specialist publications, a regular bulletin with legal updates, the ability to attend lectures and seminars on specialist areas within employment law.

How can I find a member of ELA or a Mediator?

ELA keeps a register of members that can be searched by the general public. Note that some members opt not to be listed in the members directory

Find an Employment Lawyer

ELA also keeps a register of mediators who have told us that they are mediators and can be searched by the general public.  

Register of Mediators

What you may want to do before looking for a lawyer?

If you are an organisation or an individual, before you decide to use a lawyer you may want to check the following

If you are an individual

  • Whether you are entitled to legal aid. You may be assisted by the Government's website;
  • If you are a member of a Trade Union find out whether they can offer you assistance;

Time limits

You should act quickly.

Many claims in employment law have a short period of time in which they must be made of as little as three months from when the events happened.

The benefits of using a qualified lawyer

Using a qualified lawyer has many advantages over using a non-qualified lawyer or a lawyer who is not regulated by a professional body

  • qualified lawyers have completed legal qualifications and have to ensure that they continue their professional development;
  • qualified lawyers have obligations on them such as setting out the main terms of your agreement with them;
  • qualified lawyers are regulated by a regulatory organisation which ensures that they have to behave professionally;
  • qualified lawyers have to provide internal complaints mechanisms to resolve issues that may arise; and
  • if you can’t resolve an issue with your lawyer then you can take it to their professional body and or the Legal Services Ombudsman.

What you can expect if you are in an employment dispute 

You may find the Law Society’s website on Problems at Work useful.