21 April, 2022
As the country and businesses continue to manage it's way out of the pandemic, the Employment Tribunal's are no different. Given the events of the last two years the Employment Tribunal system has faced increasing pressures which has led to a backlog in the processing, management and listing of claims.
Her Majesty's Court and Tribunal Service have produced a reform programme in an attempt to increase the ways people can access justice. The aim is to cut down on unnecessary paperwork for judges so that their time can be ringfenced for the most complex cases. A key development in the Employment Tribunal systems is an attempt to modernise the tribunal procedures and convert paper-based processes into digital systems. Whilst we have witnessed the onset of video hearings, the aim for the Employment Tribunal is to return to more in person hearings.
When considering in which format to list a hearing the Employment Tribunal will consider the following:
At Forbes we have dedicated and experienced fee-earners who have vast experience with Employment Tribunal claims. This includes all the preparatory work and advocacy at the preliminary and final hearings.
For more information contact Andrew Halpin in our Employment & HR department via email or phone on 01772 220239. Alternatively send any question through to Forbes Solicitors via our online Contact Form.
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