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Defence Preparation

Preparation is everything when it comes to tribunals. You need to make sure you're fully read up on the case, witnesses are prepared and all bases are covered.

Without an understanding of Employment Law and a solid argument that's based on evidence and case law, many Tribunal cases will fail.

There’s no doubt that dealing with a tribunal claim is one of the most stressful situations an employer will have to deal with. From start to finish it’s time consuming, a headache of red tape and legal jargon and takes you away from the day to day running of your business.

Once the defence has been filed, there’s still a lot to do. Usually there will be an initial preliminary hearing to identify the claims and issues and agree what needs to be done to prepare the claim for a main hearing. The main part of that preparation will be drafting witness statements and preparing a pack or a bundle. A bundle consists of a paginated and chronological collection of all those documents relevant to the issues to be determined and will include both the claim form and our defence. Witness statements will be cross referenced against that bundle and will set out in detail the evidence of each witness. Getting witness statements correct is essential, and time consuming. We come and see you when drafting statements.

There may be a 2nd and public preliminary hearing before the main hearing. This will happen if there are substantive issues which need to be resolved before the main hearing can take place. For example, if an employee is making a claim of disability discrimination, we may argue that he or she is not disabled. That would require the claimant to provide a statement setting out what his alleged disability is, and how it affects them, and medical evidence to support that position. A preliminary hearing would follow to allow the Tribunal to decide whether the person was disabled or not.  There can be public preliminary hearings on a number of substantive issues, including whether the claim should be stuck out because it has no reasonable prospect of success.

 

Why Outsource Your Tribunal Preparation?

  • Ensure you follow the right procedure including Early Conciliation to minimise the negative impact of tribunal claims
  • Get peace of mind that you have everything covered from a legal perspective to get the best outcome for your organisation
  • Minimise your time spent away from the core needs of your business, employees and customers

 

 

Why Wirehouse?

Our Tribunals team have a strong reputation with the Employment Tribunal Service, this is due to our history of well preparedness and diligence when putting together cases. With Wirehouse onboard from the outset we can make sure every step is tackled with care and efficiency, so that any potential for an early settlement is maximised.

Our Tribunal Preparation Service includes:

  • Gathering the bundle
  • Gathering statements
  • Representing you in the Preliminary Hearing

Avoid costly Solicitors bills. If you are looking for more than simply a one-off Tribunal Preparation Service, our Employment Law services include a 24/7 advice line, documentation and system support as well as full tribunal coverage - so you’ll never pay by the hour for Employment Law support again.

Call us today on 03333215005, Wirehouse can take over your Employment Tribunal case to help you get the best result for your business.

 

Who Are Wirehouse?

Wirehouse was formed by industry leaders who weren't happy with the offerings from many of the employer service providers.  We felt the focus of many in the marketplace was profit, as opposed to providing high quality advice and support.

Improving and protecting your business should not be held at arms reach by unfeasible costs. We believe that every business should have access to top quality advice, support, and training. That’s why we’ll always offer you a service that won't be matched, with the most competitive prices in the marketplace.

When you're with Wirehouse, you can expect to receive prompt, actionable advice, that is in keeping with your business objectives where possible.  We won’t tie you up with auto-renewals and unrealistic termination periods - we want you to renew because you thought our service was high quality and excellent value.

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