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The lifecycle of employment tribunal litigation: Judgment day

Lunchtime learning series

Past event
11 February 2021, 12:30 - 13:00 UTC +01:00

The CMS Employment team invites you to join us for our next “Lunchtime learning” series covering the lifecycle of employment tribunal litigation.

This series of four half an hour “bitesize” webinars will take you on a journey through the entire litigation process, starting from the point at which a dispute becomes litigious and ACAS early conciliation, ending with considerations following a judgment.  

It is primarily aimed at those in your organisation who have limited experience of employment tribunal litigation or who would welcome a refresher. However, we will be discussing how the employment tribunal system has adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic with the use of remote hearings, so it would be beneficial to all those involved in, or who have responsibility for, employment tribunal litigation.

Thursday 21 January   
Receipt of a claim – get off on the right foot
We will map out the initial stages and considerations in employment tribunal proceedings; from navigating ACAS early conciliation to preparing and submitting a response, as well as dealing with preliminary hearings – here’s what you need to know!

Thursday 28 January       
The ‘ins and outs’ of documentary evidence
Documentary evidence is a crucial part of the employment tribunal process and the contemporaneous record can make or break your case.  We will be considering the ‘ins and outs’ of disclosure, tackling tricky areas such as privilege and redactions, and how data subject access requests interact with the litigation process. 

Thursday 4 February       
Winning witness evidence
The importance of witness evidence cannot be overstated. A well-prepared witness can tip the balance in your favour. As well as discussing the ‘art’ of preparing a compelling witness statement, we will offer tips on getting the best evidence possible from your witnesses as they prepare for their big day.

Thursday 11 February     
Judgment day
In our final webinar in this series, we will be preparing you for the full hearing. As well as exploring the practical arrangements, we will be applying the finishing touches to your defence and enabling you to put your best foot forward in front of the employment tribunal – the end is in sight! We will then discuss some key considerations to have in mind post-hearing.

  • 11 February


Portrait ofMolly Grace
Molly Grace
Senior Associate
Portrait ofRowan Alexander
Rowan Alexander
Senior Associate