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Mock Employment Tribunal


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 London and Old Square Chambers at this unique event at 30 Euston Square to see a mock tribunal enacted from start to finish, with top tips from the experts at every stage of the process.

Business need

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

  • 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?

We’re delighted to be joined by Old Square Chambers who bring their experience of dealing with Employment Tribunals cases and will be sharing their knowledge expertise throughout the day.

With 76 members including 14 Queen’s Counsel, Old Square Chambers provide advocacy, advice and drafting of the highest quality at trial and appellate level.

Suitable For

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


The event will be split into two parts.
Session 1:

  • Presenting a claim
  • The importance of Employment Tribunals and Early Conciliation forms
  • The conciliation process
  • Settlements and COT3’s
  • Preparing for the hearing

Session 2:

  • Representation of an ET claim
  • The role of the judge
  • Burden of proof
  • The stages of a final hearing: Evidence/Cross-examination of Claimant/Respondent witnesses
  • Closing submissions and delivery of judgement

Have a large group of staff to train?
To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Need more than training?
We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Venue 30 Euston Square   Map (opens in new window)   Date 28/11/2017    Time 09:30 - 16:00   
Price £245.00 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.