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I'm an employer.....get me out of here - Mock Employment Tribunal


Whilst the challenge faced by Claimants and Respondents might not be quite as daunting as those faced by celebrities in the jungle, attending a tribunal hearing can still be a scary prospect.

"I don’t know what to expect – how do tribunals work?"

"What if they ask me a question I can’t answer?"

"What sort of evidence do I need?"

"What if the Judge doesn’t like the way we have done things?"

"How many witnesses will we need to bring?"

These are just some of the many questions people ask when facing the prospect of appearing at an Employment Tribunal.

This event promises to be an informative, enjoyable, myth-busting and interactive session for all delegates. It will give you the opportunity in a safe environment to see how a Tribunal works, to watch a mock tribunal take place and to see how decisions are made.

Irwin Mitchell will lead you through the process via a role play scenario. You will see the witnesses under examination as the evidence unfolds, and ultimately the judge will deliver their verdict. You will also get the chance to say what you think the outcome should be.

Irwin Mitchell will field a team of expert employment lawyers who bring much experience of dealing with Employment Tribunal claims, and attendees will be able to put questions to the solicitors involved during the course of the event.

Acas will explain the alternatives available to attending tribunal provided via its conciliation service, and the new Early Conciliation procedures which are now mandatory.

Business need

Appearing at Tribunal can feel like a daunting proposition even if you do have confidence in your case.

The estimated cost to employers of defending a claim at Employment Tribunal is around £9,000. Losing at Tribunal may cost rather more.

Suitable For

Anyone with staff management responsibilities, particularly those involved in disciplinary matters, including HR specialists, line managers, owner managers, TU officials and lay representatives and those involved in representing staff at formal hearings.


During this event you will learn about:

  • presenting a claim
  • the importance of the ET forms
  • the conciliation process
  • settlements and COT3’s
  • choosing witnesses
  • preparing for the hearing
  • giving evidence
  • cross examination
  • the role of the Judge
  • burden of proof

........ and much more!

Venue Hogarths Hotel Ltd   Map (opens in new window)   Date 08/03/2018    Time 09:15 - 13:00   
Price £105.00 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.