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This Practice Note outlines the types of orders that can be made relating to costs in the employment tribunal, including orders relating to representation, reimbursement of a party’s tribunal fees, expenses and allowances paid to an assessor or expert. It also considers preparation time orders and wasted costs orders. It explains the circumstances in which an order must or may be made, the effect of a previous deposit order, the amount that can be ordered and the relevance of a party’s ability to pay. The Practice Note also considers costs warnings by the employment tribunal and between the parties, and the Presidential Guidance, and sets out the time limit for compliance with a costs order.
Employment tribunals have the power to make the following types of order relating to costs:
costs orders relating to representation: an order that a party make a payment to another party in respect of the costs (fees, charges, disbursements or expenses) that other party has incurred while legally represented or while represented by a lay representative—see: Costs orders relating to representation, below
preparation time orders: an order that a party make a payment to another party in respect of the time that other party spent preparing the case while not legally represented—see: Preparation time orders, below
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