Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 11 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge Levy QC, Dr D Grieves and Mrs M Prosser

Representation Timothy Dracass (instructed by Jerome & Co, Newport, Isle of Wight) for the employee's wife.
  Roy Leman (instructed by Moore & Blatch, Southampton) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 4 July 2002


Natural justice - Employment tribunal - Bias - Combined proceedings - Tribunal chairman sitting at hearing of one part of combined proceedings - Tribunal chairman sitting at hearing of second part of combined proceedings - Whether risk of bias.

The Case

On the facts of the instant case, a fair minded observer might have concluded there was a risk of bias where a tribunal chairman had previously sat in a tribunal hearing a separate part of combined proceedings to which the instant case was also a part.

Practice Areas

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