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EAT has no jurisdiction to set aside a conciliated settlement agreement (Patel v City of Wolverhampton College)

Published on: 03 July 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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

Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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