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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

ELA elects chair

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ELA elects chair


A lawyer from Capsticks Solicitors has been elected to the role

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has elected Paul McFarlane, employment partner at Capsticks Solicitors, as its new chair for 2022 – 24. The appointment takes effect from 20 September. McFarlane has been deputy chair for two years, following four years as chair of its legislative and policy committee. He will take over from current chair, Marian Bloodworth, partner at Deloitte Legal, who was elected in 2020. McFarlane has particular expertise in advising clients in the emergency services sector, particularly on complex and high value discrimination and whistleblowing claims.