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20th Anniversary Reception in pictures

20th Anniversary Reception in pictures

John Hendy QC (Chair of IER), Carolyn Jones(IER Director) and Keith Ewing (IER President)at the IER’s 20th Anniversary Reception, February 2009 at Congress House, London

20th Anniversary Report Testimonies

What they said:

Our Anniversary Report included comments kindly submitted by a wide range of our supporters – academics, lawyers, trade unionists and others.

We received so many supportive statements that we had to shorten the contributions to include them all in the Report. Below we reproduce those kind messages in full.

Brendan Barber, TUC
Over the last 20 years the IER has made a valued contribution to debates on the future of labour law in the UK and beyond. The Institute has been an important resource and friend to the trade union movement. Through high quality publications and regular conferences, the Institute assists union officials to keep up to date with the latest opportunities and challenges presented by the law. The TUC looks foward to continuing working with the Institute over the next 20 years.

Tony Benn


Officers of the Institute


Professor Keith Ewing is Professor of Public Law at King's College London. He has written extensively on labour law including recognition procedures and international standards




Our Members

Members meet once a year to give direction to the work of the Institute. The day-to-day affairs are managed by an executive committee which is elected by the members.

Members of the Institute include:

  • the general secretaries of most of the trade unions in the UK
  • an impressive selection of labour law academics
  • legal practitioners who specialise in representing unions and their members.

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