||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 14 (Jun)
||Employment Appeal Tribunal
||Paul Rose QC (instructed by Thompsons, Bristol) for the union.
||Andrew Stafford QC (instructed by Gordons LLP, Leeds) for the employer.
||6 June 2007
Employment tribunal - Procedure - Pleading - Application for permission to amend - Claim for breach of statutory consultation obligations not included in original claim form - Primary time limits expiring prior to lodging of amended pleading - Exercise of discretion - Whether permission to amend should be granted.
Employment tribunal Procedure. It was settled law that an employment tribunal had a discretion to allow an amendment which introduced a new claim out of time. In the instant case the union would be granted permission to amend its pleading in the manner proposed.
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