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Employment Law Training

In-house lawyers, HR professionals and people managers have been benefiting from DLA Piper employment law training courses for more than 20 years. Our courses are presented by practicing employment lawyers who have an in-depth understanding not only of employment laws but also their practical implications.

We deliver both UK and International Employment Law training courses. Employment law changes constantly and it is essential for organisations to ensure their employment lawyers and HR professionals are up to date on the impact of new employment legislation and case law.

“I have been on many, many HR type courses over the years on employment law. This was by far the best and the trainer has a fantastic training style and is very knowledgeable.”

We design and present tailored employment law training to all types of organisations in-house. This tailored employment law training is specifically designed to meet the employment law training needs of businesses in the constantly changing legal environment.

DLA Piper's Global Employment Group also organises separate client events and webinars throughout the year. Contact us for more information about any of our courses, events or webinars.

International courses

Our half-day international employment law courses are designed for in-house lawyers, HR professionals and people managers who need to understand the local employment and labour law landscape.

The courses are delivered by lawyers with local experience, focus on employment law, best practice and cultural challenges in multiple countries across EMEA, Asia Pacific and the Americas, and are valuable for anyone managing the challenges of entering into, operating in or exiting from different international jurisdictions.

If you would like more information about our 2023 schedules please email For online training, check out our online portal ELT on demand here.

“Outstanding as usual. The speaker is interactive and insightful in her delivery.”


How do I book?

Online: Select a course and complete the booking form
Tel: +44 (0)20 7796 6511

How do I make payment?

Unless by prior agreement, payments have to be made before the programme takes place. Bookings will be acknowledged with a VAT receipt and joining instructions. Payments can be made by BACS.

Are there any discounts?

If you book more than one course you will receive a 20% discount.

How will you store my data?

Your details will be held on the firm's database. If you would like to be removed please contact

What is the cancellation policy?

If a cancellation is received more than 4 weeks prior to the scheduled course date you can receive a refund. Alternatively, you may send a substitute. However, a refund cannot be made for cancellations received less than four weeks before the course is scheduled to take place.

ELT on demand

As the world is changing, and we shift to a virtual space, so has our training with the launch of ELT on demand - our new online training portal.

If you are you an international in-house lawyer, HR professional, or people manager responsible for providing employment law or HR support then these courses were designed with you in mind.

ELT on demand provides you with an overview of the key themes you need to know about employment law and best practice in your chosen country. Each jurisdiction presents a number of short, bitesize videos which can be viewed at any time to fit around your schedule ensuring the least amount of disruption to your business.

The recordings are delivered by local practicing employment lawyers who have an in-depth understanding not only of employment law, but also of cultural and practical implications for you and your organisation.

Our training covers multiple jurisdictions and topics as set out below.

  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Terminations
  • Working time
  • Collective employee relations


  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Portugal
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • UAE
  • UK

UK Tailored Training – Meeting your employment training needs

DLA Piper Employment Law Training has extensive experience of developing tailored training events for all types of organisations. Our courses are delivered by experienced employment lawyers with real-life, practical expertise, working with clients to resolve all types of people related challenges and to implement people-led strategies. As practising employment lawyers, our trainers are experts in their field and continue to gain and share practical tips and commerciality when delivering our courses. We are skilled in training delivery but bring with us our day-to-day lived experience addressing complex and evolving employment law challenges in an agile way.

Our courses are:

  • Designed to empower leaders to role model and strengthen their people management toolkit
  • Based on real-life issues facing managers at all levels
  • Practical and informative
  • Interactive (including breakout groups for focused discussion)
  • Engaging and challenging (including poll questions throughout to spot-check knowledge and understanding)

We will work with you to meet your training needs, whether you require a series of training sessions on a range of topics or a single focused session in one tricky area. We also design and deliver bespoke training sessions, including half-day and full-day programmes, tailored specifically to your training priorities.

You can find more information in our brochure. Please contact us if you require further information or would like to discuss your training needs.