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Employment Tribunals: An Insider's Guide


Facing an Employment Tribunal can be a daunting prospect.  From settlement negotiations to compiling evidence bundles, witness preparation, getting the best from your representatives and the hearing itself, the matter can be costly, time consuming and stressful.

Join Acas and the employment barristers from leading chambers 3PB at this unique event to get our top tips and expert insight into handling employment tribunals at every stage of the process.

Discover the common mistakes that can lose cases, learn how to get the best from your legal representatives, and find out the strategies that can help you bring issues to a successful conclusion – through Early Conciliation or at the hearing.

As part of the day you will get the opportunity to witness a full mock employment tribunal hearing including witness cross examination and a decision and summing up by a Judge - giving first hand experience of how an Employment Tribunal works, all in a safe environment in which you can ask questions of the barristers, witnesses and Judge, and find out how decisions are made.

You will also gain a unique insight into Acas conciliation and how to get the most out of it.

Please note: we are expecting this event to sell out quickly.  Book early to secure your place.

Business need

Last year there were over 186,300 claims made to Employment Tribunals, and the average estimated cost to employers of defending a claim is almost £9,000.

Some of the common questions we’ll be covering include:

  • ‘I don’t know what to expect – how do Tribunals work?
  • ‘What if I'm asked a question I can’t answer?’
  • 'How does Early Conciliation work?'
  • ‘What sort of evidence do we need ahead of the hearing?’
  • ‘What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we’ve done things?’
  • ‘How many witnesses do we need to bring and how do we help them to prepare?’

This event promises to informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive. We’re delighted to be joined by barristers from 3PB who bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunals cases and will be sharing their knowledge and expertise throughout the day.

3PB is ranked by the Legal 500 Directory as a top-tier firm in the South West, and we will be joined by leading advocates from their employment law team.

Suitable For

Everyone with staff management responsibilities - particularly those involved in disciplinary matters including HR practitioners, line managers, business owners, TU officials and lay representatives.


During this event you will learn about

  • presenting a claim
  • the importance of the Employment Tribunal and Early Conciliation forms
  • the conciliation process
  • settlements and COT3s
  • choosing witnesses
  • evidence bundles
  • preparing for the hearing
  • giving evidence
  • cross examination
  • the role of the Judge
  • burden of proof

Delegates will be able to ask questions of our experts throughout the event.

Venue Sandy Park Conference Centre, Exeter   Map (opens in new window)   Date 25/07/2017    Time 09:30 - 16:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.