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Employment Law Consortia

The University of Law is delighted to offer a suite of courses for employment lawyers. The courses will be delivered using our highly successful consortium model. Firms can join the new Employment Training Consortium. This carries no obligation regarding use of the consortium courses but simply the right to be notified of courses and to send delegates on a shared cost basis on any of the courses on the programme. Firms can then benefit from the training provided, as and when it suits the needs of the firm’s solicitors. Lawyers can attend as many or as few of the session as they wish.

Dates: Autumn 2023 (TBC)
Time: 9.30am – 11:30am
Location: Online

Comprising six virtual sessions, each interactive workshop will focus on a key area of employment law and practice which can be discussed in depth with fellow professionals using case studies based on real life scenarios. Each case study will be tailored to your business, ensuring that they are real, relevant and up to date.

Delivered by an experienced employment solicitor with over 25 years of working in private practice, each session will also include an overview of the key legal principles and a summary of the key discussion topics.

Case studies are based on actual cases, ensuring that they are relevant and up to date.

Suitable for lawyers with between 1 and 5 years PQE at any firms with an employment practice, the courses will be delivered online on dates published well in advance, to delegates who are booked onto each course.

The courses can, if preferred, also be delivered in-house to a firm’s employment team. In addition if firms wish to offer a seminar to their clients’ including HR professionals and senior managers seeking an overview of the essential principals of employment law, the courses can be booked for this purpose. 


Each 2-hour session will be held virtually between 9:30am and 11:30am.

  • Advising on Managing Poor Performance and Sickness Absence
  • Advising on Complex HR Matters
  • Latest issues under TUPE
  • Post-Covid employment law challenges
  • Mental Health and Disability Discrimination
  • Effective handling of redundancies

The sessions will be delivered by Gary Hay, partner at Capsticks LLP, has worked for 28 years in private practice gaining experience in all aspects of employment law, including handling complex ET claims, discrimination cases, large redundancies and TUPE transfers. He also has considerable advocacy experience, having represented clients at internal disciplinary hearings, Employment Tribunals and in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. Throughout his career, he was regular speaker and trainer on employment law issues. Gary currently runs his own business undertaking complex HR investigations for organisations, supporting senior executives and HR teams to achieve better outcomes to internal disputes. He is also a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Trust and a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Law.

Consortium Pricing Model

The Consoritum model offers cost-effective professional development - the total cost of each course is shared between the firms who book places in the course, pro-rata according to the number of places booked.

Each session will be delivered at an introductory price of £750 per session. Cost per delegate split between the number of delegates attending. Minimumof 6 delegates at £125 per head and a maximum of 12 delegates at £62.50 per head

Receive a 10% discount when you purchase all 6 sessions.

Find Out More

For general enquiries, please email [email protected], bespoke sessions are also available for firms.

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Full programme details

To get full details of our programme, download our Employment Law Consortia brochure.