Post Graduate Certificate in NI Employment Law and Practice

Post Graduate Certificate in NI Employment Law and Practice

Legal-Island has joined forces with Ulster University and the Labour Relations Agency to create what we think will be the best employment law course in the UK.

The course includes 24 employment law and compliance lectures from the cream of Northern Ireland’s employment law expert practitioners and on-site visits and role play exercises with LRA staff and the President of Industrial Tribunals and the Fair Employment Tribunal.

Where else will you find a line-up of guest experts like these?

  • Anna Beggan, Partner, Tughans
  • Adam Brett, Partner, Jones Cassidy Brett
  • Adrienne Brock, Partner, Elliott Duffy Garrett
  • Lisa Bryson, Principal Associate, Eversheds-Sutherland
  • Fiona Cassidy, Partner, Jones Cassidy Brett
  • Jason Elliott BL
  • Emma-Jane Flannery, Partner, Arthur Cox
  • Ciara Fulton, Partner, Jones Cassidy Brett
  • Paul Gillen, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP & Visiting Professor to the School of Law
  • Laura Gillespie, Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Beverley Jones, Partner, Jones Cassidy Brett
  • Rosemary Lundy, Partner, Arthur Cox
  • Mark McAllister, Employment Relations Manager, LRA
  • Eileen McBride, President, OITFET
  • Seamus McGranaghan, Partner, O’Reilly Stewart
  • Orlagh O’Neill, Partner, Carson McDowell
  • Maxine Orr, Partner, Worthingtons
  • Rachel Penny, Partner, Carson McDowell
  • Gareth Walls, Partner, A&L Goodbody

This exclusive course comprises 6 sessions on alternative dispute resolution, 6 sessions on employment tribunal representation and 24 sessions on employment law and compliance in Northern Ireland.

We don’t believe you will find an equivalent course anywhere. If you do, please tell us and we’ll improve this one accordingly!

Just look at some of these topics:

  • Formation of the Employment Contract
  • Who is Protected? Modern Employment Relationships
  • NI & GB Comparative Laws
  • Pay and Annual Leave Issues
  • Work Life Balance and Family Friendly Rights
  • 4 x Sessions on Discrimination Laws in NI
  • 2 x Sessions on the Law on Dismissal
  • Stress & Welfare at Work
  • Social Media in the Workplace
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Discipline & Capability
  • Protected Disclosures
  • Redundancy & Reorganisation
  • TUPE
  • Workplace Grievances
  • Data Protection & the GDPR
  • 2 x Sessions on Trade Unions & Collective Matters

Who is it for?

This special course is aimed at those who wish to gain a recognised qualification in NI employment law & practice. Candidates should hold a degree, preferably in law or social sciences. This course will be of particular value to those who currently practice in employment law, trade union or HR professions, or intend to do so.

When does it run?

In the first semester, from Sept – Dec, Employment Law classes will run on a Tuesday evening from 5.30 - 8pm. There will be a break for Halloween in the first semester.

In the second semester, from Jan - May, Employment Compliance classes will run on the Belfast Campus from 5.30pm - 8pm. There will be a two week break for Easter.

In semester one (Sept - Dec), students will undertake Alternative Dispute Resolution for 6 weeks, followed by Tribunal Representation for a further 6 weeks. Course work will be submitted the following Jan and students will graduate the following summer.

In total there are 4 modules: 2 x 20 point credit modules (employment law and employment compliance) and 2 x 10 point credit modules (ADR & Tribunal Representation).

Each module is assessed. The course will be taught by leading employment lawyers from across Northern Ireland and will include site visits to the offices of the Industrial Tribunal and the LRA. The cost is £4,012.

Places on this course are limited to 30 - apply through the Ulster University website:

Employment Law and Practice
2018/19 Part-time Postgraduate Short course and CPD

This short course is designed to give participants a comprehensive introduction into the legal framework that underpins effective policies around employment relations in Northern Ireland. This unique course is ideal for busy professionals who need an underpinning knowledge of employment relations law but are not able to commit the time to a full course of academic study. It provides a firm foundation in all areas of employment law.

It should be of interest to:

  • Those working in the area of employment law.
  • Those interested in moving into HR practice.
  • Line managers involved in HR activities.
  • Business owners and managers who want to gain a robust understanding of employment law and practice.

For more information and how to apply visit:

Event details


24 Lectures


25 September 2018


Belfast Campus of Ulster University