The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success

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The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success, Sixth Edition is a comprehensive guide to bringing and defending a claim in the employment tribunal. Using a step-by-step structure, with clear examples and illustrations of the rules and principles, it covers every stage from pre-action procedure and protocols through to conducting the hearing itself, as well as the appeal process.

It provides commentary, practical examples and illustrations of rules and principles to place law and procedure in context, alongside precedents and templates for drafting key documents.

The Sixth Edition includes coverage of the changes to the tribunal fees structure after the Supreme Court deemed some associate fees unlawful, as well as changes to the rules of procedure and the associated claims process and forms.

The Employment Tribunals Handbook offers tactical insights to maximise a litigant's prospect of success and will help the reader to:
- Commence or defend employment tribunal claims
- Prepare for and conduct preliminary hearings
- Negotiate settlement of claims
- Prepare for and conduct the full hearing
- Calculate and obtain the appropriate remedy

This is an essential title for all those who appear in employment tribunals, including solicitors, barristers, HR professionals, trade union officials and litigants in person.

This title is included in Bloomsbury Professional's Employment Law online service.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Tribunals today
Chapter 2 Getting advice
Chapter 3 Pre-claim correspondence and requests for information
Chapter 4 The effective handling of disputes: the ACAS Code of Practice
Chapter 5 Time limits
Chapter 6 Making a claim: Early Conciliation and the claim form (ET1)
Chapter 7 The response (ET3)
Chapter 8 Fairness: the overriding objective
Chapter 9 The management of proceedings by the tribunal
Chapter 10 Post-claim requests for additional information
Chapter 11 Disclosure and inspection
Chapter 12 Preliminary hearings: Part 1 (hearings dealing with case management issues) and Part 2 (hearings dealing with substantive issues)
Chapter 13 Witness orders and orders for the production of documents
Chapter 14 Postponements and adjournments
Chapter 15 Settlement of claims
Chapter 16 Preparing for the full hearing
Chapter 17 The hearing (I): the order of proceedings
Chapter 18 The hearing (II): the conduct of proceedings by the tribunal
Chapter 19 The hearing (III): the essentials of effective tribunal advocacy
Chapter 20 Private hearings and restricted reporting orders
Chapter 21 Costs
Chapter 22 The decision
Chapter 23 Remedies: calculating likely awards
Chapter 24 Steps after the decision (I): reconsideration of judgments
Chapter 25 Steps after the decision (II): appeal
Appendix I Claims a tribunal can hear
Appendix II Employment Tribunals Claim Form
Appendix III Employment Tribunals Response Form
Appendix IV Case Study
Appendix V Settlement Agreement
Appendix VI Agenda

Product details

Published 24 Jun 2021
Format Paperback
Edition 6th
Extent 600
ISBN 9781526517166
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


John-Paul Waite

John-Paul Waite is a barrister at 5 Essex Court


Alan Payne KC

Alan Payne is a barrister at 5 Essex Court


Daniel Hobbs

Daniel Hobbs is a barrister and a member of chambe…


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