Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 38 (Apr)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal
Judge:

Commissioner Howell QC, Mr R Straker and Mr G Wright

Representation Joanna Heal (instructed by Rothera Dawson, Nottingham) for the employee.
  Angus Halden (instructed by Charles Lucas & Marshall, Swindon) for the employer.
Judgment Dates: 29 January 2002

Catchwords

Employment tribunal - Practice - Application for extension of time - Exercise of discretion - Employee issuing proceedings for unfair dismissal - Employer failing to respond to originating application - Employer applying for extension of time - Tribunal finding possible successful claim by employee not disastrous for employer's large organisation - Tribunal exercising discretion and refusing application - Whether tribunal in error.

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