- February 20, 2020
Restraining alleged protected disclosures: is it possible?
Employers occasionally face the problem of a disgruntled former employee who, once dismissed, makes a series of critical comments as regards the former employer to a variety of persons, asserting at all times those comments are lawful as protected disclosures (PDs). Often such persons consider that they can act with impunity as a result of … Continue reading Restraining alleged protected disclosures: is it possible? →
- March 14, 2018
Legal advice privilege and HR advisers
The decision of the employment tribunal in Lingard v Leading Learners ET/2401985/17 will impact on assertions of legal advice privilege (LAP) in the context of HR consultants employed by a law firm. In this blog, Nicholas Siddall (who acted for the claimant) analyses the decision and its implications.
- July 25, 2017
When should the merits of a case be assessed for costs purposes?
As long ago as 1974 a benevolent approach to the assessment of the merits of a case was adopted in the Employment Tribunal (ET). Sir High Griffiths sitting in the NIRC, when addressing an application for costs, stated the following: “Ordinary experience of life frequently teaches us that that which is plain for all to … Continue reading When should the merits of a case be assessed for costs purposes? →
- July 24, 2017
Employment Tribunal Costs: The Increased Relevance of the CPR?
The Employment Tribunal Rules (ET Rules) and the CPR The amount of a costs order in the employment tribunal (ET) can be made subject to detailed assessment, to be carried out (either by the ET or by a county court) in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) (rule 78, ET Rules). It was … Continue reading Employment Tribunal Costs: The Increased Relevance of the CPR? →