- EAT has no jurisdiction to set aside a conciliated settlement agreement (Patel v City of Wolverhampton College)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts and decisions of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: The EAT’s statutory jurisdiction to determine appeals on questions of law does not give it jurisdiction to set aside a conciliated settlement agreement on common law or equitable grounds such as misrepresentation or mistake. That can only be done by way of separate action in the High Court or a County Court, according to the EAT.
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