New EAT Practice Direction

January 11, 2019, By

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has issued a new practice direction, The Practice Direction (Employment Appeal Tribunal – Procedure) 2018. Amongst the noteworthy changes are the following: –

1. The time for a Respondent to lodge its Answer has been increased from 14 days to 28 days.

2. All reference to fees has been deleted.

3. All skeleton argument must now be lodged 14 days before the hearing.

4. Where an Appellant is unrepresented but the Respondent is represented, the Respondent could/should normally prepare the Bundle.