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Where are we going?

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It’s traditional, as the year draws to a close, to think up excuses in order to avoid spending the festive season with your brother. (That’s only me? Ah, right). In any event, we all feel the urge to look forward – to predict how the coming...

The Kitchen Sink - uses thereof

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The Kitchen Sink – uses thereof You can’t have everything. Where would you put it? (Acknowledgements to Steve Wright, the American comedian). Well, sometimes pretty much everything goes into a claim to an employment tribunal. ...

Appeals - A second chance for Employers

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We all make mistakes. Decca rejected the Beatles. The Hindenberg was filled with hydrogen rather than the helium for which it was designed. West Ham have signed Fabianski from Swansea (trust me on that one). We usually have to live with the consequences of...

Employment Tribunals - what could possibly go wrong?

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Employment tribunals (industrial tribunals as they were then called) were first set up in 1964. They initially dealt only with a tiny range of issues but their remit has been expanded over the years so that now there are literally dozens of types of claim...