Preparation for EAT main hearing

The following Employment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Preparation for EAT main hearing
  • Listing of appeals
  • Documents/bundles
  • Skeleton arguments
  • Chronology
  • Citing authorities

Preparation for EAT main hearing

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Employment Appeal Tribunal will begin to conduct a limited number of appeal hearings via telephone, Skype or other internet-based platform from Thursday 16 April 2020, following an announcement dated 9 April 2020 by the President of the EAT (no hearings, including telephone or Skype hearings, were conducted in the period between Wednesday, 25 March 2020 until Wednesday 15 April 2020). For full information regarding the operation of the EAT during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, see Practice Note: Operation of the Employment Appeal Tribunal during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Listing of appeals

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) will normally fix the main hearing of the appeal following consultation with the parties. The EAT will accommodate reasonable requests if practicable, but is not bound to do so. A party finding that the date which has been fixed causes serious difficulties may apply to the EAT for it to be changed, having first notified all other parties entitled to appear on the date, of their application and the reasons for it. Parties receiving such an application must within no less than seven days, notify the EAT of their views.

The parties are encouraged to ensure that time estimates for hearings are accurate when first given and that any change is notified immediately to the EAT. The time estimate

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