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Representing yourself in an employment tribunal?

Welcome to my resource for litigants in person navigating the Employment Tribunal process in England and Wales. This guide is designed to assist you through each stage of the tribunal journey, providing practical insights, and answers to frequently asked questions. Whether you're seeking to resolve a dispute informally or are preparing for a final hearing, I hope there is something in here that is useful to you.

I have arranged the page chronologically, so you can jump straight to he part that is relevant to you.

Before starting formal legal procedures, it can be advantageous to try resolving the issue informally. This phase includes direct talks with your employer to find a mutually agreeable solution. Explore more about informal dispute resolution, including negotiation tips and available mediation options. .

Commencing a Claim

If an informal resolution isn't possible, the next step is to formally commence a claim. This critical phase requires understanding specific legal requirements and procedural steps, such as how to fill out and submit your ET1 claim form.

  • Preparing your Claim Form
  • Presenting your Claim in Time

Managing Your Claim

Once your claim is submitted, managing your case effectively becomes crucial. This involves dealing with documents, adhering to deadlines, and preparing for preliminary hearings. I have set out here an FAQ on organisation of claims, communication with the tribunal and other parties, and understanding case management orders.

  • Case Management Hearing
  • Preliminary Hearing​

Preparing for Final Hearing

The preparation for your final hearing is key to presenting your case effectively. This includes gathering evidence, preparing witness statements, and understanding the hearing process. Prepare for your final hearing with guidance on what to, how to present your evidence, and tips for speaking at the hearing.

  • Getting documents from the other side
  • Drafting your Witness Statement

The Final Hearing

The final hearing is where your case is heard and a decision is made. Knowing what to expect and how to conduct yourself can significantly impact the outcome. Navigate the final hearing with confidence by exploring insights into the hearing process, from presenting your case to understanding post-hearing actions.

  • ​The Final Hearing
  • Remedies

After the Hearing

After the final hearing, it's important to know your options, whether you're seeking to appeal the decision or need guidance on enforcing the tribunal's orders. Resolve your dispute with our post-hearing advice, including steps for appeal, enforcement, and moving forward after the tribunal's decision.

  • Enforcing the Order
  • Appealing the Decision​​

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