Employment Law Exchange Leader

Professor Patricia Leighton


Patricia Leighton is an international figure in the field of employment law. Her work focuses mainly on the legal aspects of managing people, but has also taught many HRM programmes and her work has taken her over different countries, including Australia, Canada and across the EU. She is also a Professor Emeritus at the University of South Wales and Professor of European Social Law at IPAG Business School in France. 

Patricia has also undertaken many research projects for international and national bodies, including the ILO, the European Commission and UK government departments, as well as for private sector and professional institutions. 

In her role as Employment Law Exchange leader, she uses her in-depth knowledge and charismatic style to keep its members updated with the latest employment law updates in an engaging, enjoyable way. 

Find out more about Professor Leighton's work and published works on LinkedIn.

Professor Patricia Leighton discusses The Employment Exchange 

For me, The Employment Law Exchange is something really special. I am always delighted that the Exchange attracts, year on year, enthusiastic, positive and friendly HR and employment law professionals who really add their own unique contribution. 

The Employment Law Exchange is not like a 'one off' updating conference or seminar in an unfamiliar hotel or other venue; over the years we have all got to know each other, welcoming new colleagues and continuing to enjoy working through the knotty problems presented by employment law. The Employment Law Exchange offers the opportunity to develop their skills through a unique annual 'wraparound' experience. 

The Exchange has evolved over 30 years from being simply an updating service to a membership body that provides continuous back-up in terms of website support, a regular newsletter, and an opportunity to attend a study visit to EU policy and law making institutions and to meet colleagues from the EU.

The opportunity that combines Employment Law Exchange attendance with blended learning is part of what makes the Employment Law Exchange unique. 

Professor Pat Leighton,

Employment Law Exchange leader

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