- 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
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.
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