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The rules permit written reasons to be given later than, and separate from, a written judgment (Shaw v Intellectual Property Office)

Published on: 21 July 2021
Published by: LexisPSL
  • The rules permit written reasons to be given later than, and separate from, a written judgment (Shaw v Intellectual Property Office)
  • What are the practical implications of this judgment?
  • What is the relevant background?
  • Background law
  • Background facts
  • The decision of the ET
  • What did the EAT decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

Employment analysis: An employment tribunal does not err by giving written reasons that are later than, and separate from, a written judgment (although it is not a practice to be encouraged). On a separate point, faced with an application for reconsideration, it is not appropriate for a tribunal to make a general request to the opposing party in the case for comments when considering at the first stage whether there is a reasonable prospect of the original decision being varied or revoked (although it may be appropriate to seek specific information from such a party in some circumstances, in which case reasons for that request should be provided), according to the EAT. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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