Application—extension of time for presenting response (before time limit has expired)
Application—extension of time for presenting response (before time limit has expired)

The following Employment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Application—extension of time for presenting response (before time limit has expired)
  • Rule 20(1)—Application for an extension of time for presenting the response before the time limit has expired

[insert date]

[Insert] Employment Tribunal

[Insert address]

To the [insert] Employment Tribunal

[Insert name of case, eg X v Y]

Claim Number: [insert claim number]

Rule 20(1)—Application for an extension of time for presenting the response before the time limit has expired

We apply on behalf of the Respondent, under rules 5 and 20(1) of the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure 2013, for an extension of time of [insert number of days] for presenting the response. Without the requested extension, the time limit for presenting the response is [insert date].

The extension of time is sought for the following reasons:[ insert reasons, eg:]

[[Example 1: ]Despite the claim form being sent by the Tribunal to the Respondent on [insert date], it was not received by the Respondent until [insert date], presumably due to delays or disruptions to the postal service. As a result, in the absence of an extension of time, the Respondent has significantly less time than the usual 28–day period in which to prepare and submit a response.]

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