Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 195 (Oct)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Judge McMullen QC

Representation The employee did not appear and was not represented.
  The employer did not appear and was not represented.
Judgment Dates: 15 May 2003


Employment - Employment tribunal - Procedure - Costs hearing - Employment tribunal refusing employee's application for adjournment - Correctness of decision.

The Case

The practice of tribunals and courts was often to allow for representation of choice, but consistent with that principle was the principle that justice had to be carried out as quickly as possible. In the instant case, an employee's appeal against the refusal to allow her application for adjournment of a costs hearing had been misconceived and the tribunal had shown no error of law in the exercise of its discretion not to allow an adjournment.

Practice Areas

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