- Written terms of order take precedence over anything said orally or in correspondence (Dobson v PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- Decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Court details
Employment analysis: The nature and scope of any orders made at a preliminary hearing must be identified from the written order that is made following the hearing, rather than from anything that is said orally during the hearing. Moreover, it is not appropriate to admit affidavit evidence of what was said at the hearing to assist in the interpretation of the written order, according to the EAT.
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