Employment Tribunals: How to bring or defend a claim

Employment tribunalsThe Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedures and Strategies for Success, Fourth Edition

Paul Waite and Alan Payne with Alex Ustych

Following the 2013 reforms to Employment Tribunal Rules, every practitioner will need this easy-to-access guide to bringing and defending a claim in the tribunal

The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedures and Strategies for Success, Fourth Edition is a clear and accessible guide to employment tribunal practice and procedure. Written by barristers who specialise in employment law, the book offers a comprehensive guide to bringing and defending a claim in the tribunal, covering every stage of the process from pre-action communications through to conducting a hearing.

Strategies that maximise a litigant’s prospect of success

Providing much more than just a commentary on the rules of procedure, the new edition offers strategies that maximise a litigant’s prospect of success. The highly practical features of the book include its step-by-step structure, the clear, practical examples and illustrations of rules and principles with tactical insights, useful precedents and templates for drafting key documents and essential forms and worked examples. It also provides extensive information on pro bono representation and Direct Access, detailed guidance on how to obtain legal advice, including advice from free services, detailed guidance on awards of costs, tips on how to avoid costs orders and web links to relevant organisations and sites for further information needed.

Updated legislation and regulation

Updated legislation and regulation covered in the fourth edition includes:

• Employment Tribunal Rules (The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013)

• The ‘Underhill reforms’ to the Employment Tribunals Rules

• The rewritten ET1 and ET3 forms, used to bring and defend claims

• The Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013

• The Courts and Tribunals Fee Remissions Order 2013

• Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013


Who should read this?

Offering considerable assistance to seasoned employment law practitioners, the clear, straightforward language used in The Employment Tribunals Handbook means that it is also ideal for those who do not have formal legal training, such as HR professionals and trade union officials. John-


About the authors

Paul Waite and Alan Payne are barristers at 5 Essex Court. They are assisted by Alex Ustych, who is a junior barrister with expertise in employment law, and also practises at 5 Essex Court.

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