Redundancy Seminar and Curry Night

Redundancy and curry night – an unusual but satisfying combination! WMELG are looking to combine a practical learning experience, with an opportunity to meet, relax and chat with fellow employment law enthusiasts over some wonderful food at Viceroy Tandoori.

Redundancy is an area that often comes up in practice and can be more complicated than it first appears.  Join us for an evening of insight, fun and connections.

During registration you will have the choice to register to attend the seminar, the curry evening, or both.

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Date: Thursday 9th May 2019
Time: Seminar – 17:30-18:30, Curry Night – 19:00 onwards
Venue: Seminar – No5 Barristers’ Chambers, Birmingham, Curry Night – Viceroy Tandoori, Birmingham
Cost: Seminar – Free of Charge, Curry Night – £20pp

SPEAKER – Naomi Owen

Naomi appears for both claimants and respondents in the ET and EAT at all stages of proceedings, from preliminary hearings covering a wide range of interlocutory issues through to final hearing and appeal.  She has a substantial discrimination practice, as well as appearing in cases concerning ordinary/automatic unfair dismissal, TUPE Regulations, unlawful deduction of wages, redundancy and whistleblowing.

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Employment Law in a Regulatory Arena Seminar

Come along to learn more about when the regulatory and employment worlds combine and overlap, with particular regard to the two spheres of the health sector and the education sector.  This seminar will provide an interactive and informative overview of these two areas, hosted by two No5 Regulatory specialists in health and education.

Date: Friday 15th February 2019
Time: 09:30 – 11:45
Venue: Slater & Gordon, Birmingham
Cost: Free

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Registration: 09:00 – 09:30
Introductory talk: 09:30 – 10:00
Refreshment break: 10:00 – 10:15
Workshop: 10:15 – 11:45


Free – Register here


Religious Discrimination Seminar

WMELG are delighted to announce that it will be working with the University of Wolverhampton to host an event on Religious Discrimination. The fascinating topic area of religious discrimination will be explained by expert in the field, Nabila Mallick, who has dealt with first hand cases of Jewish, Muslim and Hindu Claimants.  How to handle cases of religious discrimination will be explored by Nabila in an entertaining and thought provoking workshop.

Date: Wednesday 12th December 2018
Time: 13:30 – 15:30
Venue: University of Wolverhampton
Cost: Free

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13:30 – 14:00 Registration
14:00 – 14:30 Religious discrimination – the basics and beyond
14:30 – 15:30 Religious discrimination workshop


Nabila Mallick

Nabila is public access accredited and is instructed directly by legal departments of companies. She has gained extensive experience of representing Claimants and Respondents at the Employment Tribunal. She has particular interest in Religious Discrimination, and has dealt with claims of Jewish, Muslim and Hindu Claimants.


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Thursday 27th September, Curry Night

18:00 – Viceroy Tandoori, Jewellery Quarter

The West Midlands Employment Law Group invite you to join them at Viceroy Tandoori for an evening of networking and to share some great food!

A variety of dishes will be available on the evening, please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

Please click here to register.

£5+VAT* per person. Cost covers a variety of food dishes and your first drink.

*Booking is bound by our terms and conditions.

Getting to Know Equal Pay Morning: No longer be Afraid!

The very mention of equal pay can send shivers down the spine of the most seasoned employment specialists.  With the introduction of gender pay gap reporting and media gaze fully on the disparity of pay between men and women, all involved in employment law need to acquire an understanding behind equal pay claims.  This seminar is aimed to provide HR advisors, employee representatives, solicitors, and anyone with an interest in employment and equality with a basic understanding of how equal pay works sufficiently, to arm them with the basic tools to advise and address equal pay issues.

Date: Thursday 19th July 2018
Time: 08:45 – 13:00
Venue: Browne Jacobson, Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham B2 4BU
Cost: Free

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08:45 – 09:15 Registration and pastries
09:15 – 10:00 Key Concepts (Part 1), presented by Anthony Korn
10:00 – 10:45 Key Concepts (Part 2), presented by Naomi Owen
10:45 – 11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00 – 11:45 Top tips on handling Equal Pay claims and the overlap with Gender Pay Gap Reporting, presented by Mugni Islam-Choudhury
11:45 – 13:00 Equal Pay Workshop, presented by Helen Barney
13:00 onwards Nibbles and networking


Helen Barney
“She is a fiercely intelligent lawyer and is always thoroughly prepared for any meeting or hearing. She is also practical, approachable and brings a great sense of humour to her work. She is robust and skilled in cross-examination and has excellent client care skills.”  Chambers and Partners 2018

Mugni Islam-Choudhury
“He is very commercial and instills confidence in clients. He gives clear advice and clients always feel that he is fighting their corner in tribunal. He gets to the essence of the issue very quickly and works exceptionally well as part of the barrister-solicitor team.” Chambers and Partners 2018

Anthony Korn 
“He’s a leading expert on judicial mediations and where quantification of claim is very complicated. He is extremely competent.” “He has an academic precision for the law.” Chambers and Partners 2018

Naomi Owen
“She can tailor her approach to the particular circumstances of the case. She was fantastic with the client – it was a difficult case and she knew it inside out; she knew exactly what the issues were (and there were lots of different legal aspects).” Chambers and Partners 2018


Free – Register here


WMELG Networking Breakfast 30.06.17

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.

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Networking Breakfast 30th June