New Presidential Guidance Issued

07 Apr

New guidance applicable from 13 March 2014 has been issued by Judge Latham, President of the Employment Tribunals, under Rule 7 of the first schedule to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulation 2013.  Existing Presidential guidance is not superseded or altered by this document and continues to apply.  

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New guidance applicable from 13 March 2014 has been issued by Judge Latham, President of the Employment Tribunals, under Rule 7 of the first schedule to the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulation 2013.  

Existing Presidential guidance is not superseded or altered by this document and continues to apply.  

The new guidance can be accessed here and covers:

  • Disclosure of documents and preparing bundles
  • Witness statements
  • Amendment to the claim and response including adding and removing parties
  • Disability
  • Remedy
  • Costs
  • Timetabling
  • Concluding cases without a hearing
  • Judicial mediation

There is also a template for the “Agenda for Case Management at Preliminary Hearing” at the back.

All those involved in Employment law should have a read of the full guidance and should not be put off by its length. It is framed in simple language making it easy to comprehend.  

Whilst the note at the top of the guidance states that Tribunals are not bound by it, Tribunals must have regard to the same.  It is always useful to ensure that you are on the same page as all other players in the Tribunal room – you do not want to be sitting blank faced when a point in relation to the guidance is raised! 

For more information on Employment Law, click here.