Posts by Benjamin Gray

  • Witness contact: how not to handle it

    It is common in litigation for a witness to be in “purdah” during a break in their evidence. The witness is warned not to discuss their evidence with anyone during any such break. While this is usually observed, Chidzoy v BBC UKEAT/0097/17 shows what can happen when it is not.

  • Requests for further information: help or hindrance?

    Inadequate pleadings are a common occurrence in employment tribunals. Problems can range from cases consisting of the barest generalities to documents containing such a morass of detail that it is difficult to know what the claim is really about.