Thursday 13th July, Curry Night

19.00-Viceroy Tandoori, Jewellery Quarter

Join us for an evening of networking and great food!

The first social event hosted by WMELG at Viceroy Tandoori in the Jewellery Quarter.

There will be a sharing menu provided on the evening, and we ask that guests who attend leave a  TripAdvisor review of Viceroy Tandoori after the evening.


Please click here to register.

This event is £20 per person ( to be paid on the evening ). Drinks are not included in this price.

Friday 30th June, Networking Breakfast

08:30 – 10:30
Shoosmiths, Birmingham

Join us for a Networking Breakfast followed by a talk from ACAS, and an Employment Workshop delivered by No5 Barristers’ Chambers.

Presented by experts in the field of Employment this interactive forum is a fantastic opportunity to learn, share ideas and network.

PROGRAMME – download flyer here

08.30 – 09.00 Networking Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast whilst networking with fellow WMELG members.

09.00 – 09.30 Age Management Post-Brexit
Malcolm Boswell – ACAS
Talk addressing the need for a mature approach to age management in the workplace post Brexit.

09.30 – 10.30 Employment Workshop
Helen Barney & Anthony Korn – No5 Barristers’ Chambers
Practical workshop tackling issues of service provision change and changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment post transfer.

Please click here to book.

This event is free of charge.

Networking Breakfast 30th June

17th March 2017 – 09.30 – 14.30

The West Midlands Employment Law Group Launch event.

This event will take place at Hotel du Vin, 25 Church Street, Birmingham.

A free and interactive meeting to launch this forum. The aim is to gather input and suggestions from all members to build a programme of training, networking and idea sharing to build a productive project that will have an impact for the positive across the midlands.

09.00-09.30 Registration & Refreshments

09.30-09.45 Introduction
David McBride – Slater & Gordon & Helen Barney – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 

 09.45-10.30 Gross Misconduct:
Practical Points for both the Claimant & Respondent
Naomi Owen – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

 10.30-11.15 Witnesses:
Engaging with them early on, statement and bundles
Alex Mellis – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Refreshment Break

 11.30-13.00 Workshop on Discrimination
An interactive working session to explore the possible discrimination claims and implications arising in a gladiatorial case scenario. Areas explored will include direct & indirect discrimination, harassment, and whistleblowing.
Mugni Islam-Choudhury, Naomi Owen & Alex Mellis – No5 Barristers’ Chambers

Lunch & Drinks – St Patrick’s Day themed lunch and networking in Pub du Vin

Who can attend? Open to anyone who works in (either fully or partially) or has an interest in Employment Law.

  • Legal Professionals
  • Solicitors
  • HR Managers
  • HR Staff
  • Unions
  • CEO’s and Directors of businesses
  • Lecturers and Students
  • Anyone who has an interest in employment law