ET1s should be kept brief

Employment tribunal claimants have a tendency to submit lengthy ET1 claims, effectively outlining the whole of their evidence. This can be frustrating for respondents, and, it seems, Employment Judges, because it is necessary to sift through a lengthy document to identify what claims are being made, and what matters of law and fact are in…

why it is a nonsense to maintain that tribunals are an informal alternative to court proceedings

In 1957 the Franks Report set out characteristics which should be reflected in tribunal procedures. In addition to the key requirements of openness, fairness and impartiality, tribunals should provide a fair hearing at which citizens can state their case without the need for legal representation and at hearings conducted with an appropriate degree of informality.…