Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 161 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: UKEAT/0082/12
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal

Slade J, V Branney and T Standworth

Representation Claire Darwin (instructed by the Bar Pro Bono Unit) for the employee.
  Hayley McLorinan (instructed by John Lewis Partnership Legal Services) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 17 August 2012


Employment tribunal - Procedure - Decision - Costs - Employee bringing unfair dismissal claim against employer - Employment tribunal ruling, inter alia, that employee's claim misconceived - Employee being ordered to pay employer's costs - Employer being VAT registered - Employee appealing - Whether tribunal erring.

The Case

Employment tribunal Procedure. The Employment Appeal Tribunal, in determining the employee's appeal against a decision from the Employment Tribunal, held, inter alia, that in the award of costs to the employer, the employer had not been entitled to recover VAT on the employer's counsel's fees and travel expenses when the employer had been registered for VAT and would be able to reclaim it as input tax.

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