Mock Employment Tribunal | Manchester

Mock Employment Tribunal | CIPD Manchester

Whether you are an employer, HR practitioner, line manager, or business owner/manager, you need to take proactive steps to mitigate the risk of claims being brought against you.

While you cannot stop an employee making a claim against you, you can do everything in your power to lower the risk, by treating everyone that comes into contact with your company, as an employee or a prospective employee, fairly and reasonably.

Early conciliation though Acas does provide an opportunity to receive expert help and advice in settling a potential claim against you and regardless of whether you think the employee is prepared to move towards a tribunal or not, it’s best to take the process seriously and try to reach a resolution.

To help your organisation defend claims more effectively, and take preventative measures, it’s wise to attend a Mock Employment Tribunal to learn about the typical challenges an employer may face in the event an employee brings a claim against your organisation.

Take part in our next Mock Employment Tribunal in Manchester

Join us with Mills & Reeve in Manchester on 4 February 2020 for the case of Claire Black who takes her employer, The Trumpton Corporation Limited, to tribunal claiming unfair dismissal.

Experiencing an Employment Tribunal first-hand will help you to understand the full trial process and you will gain valuable awareness of what is it like to give evidence, be cross-examined and re-examined.

You will also learn why cases go to tribunal, procedural issues resulting from how you conduct your investigations and disciplinary hearings, witnesses’ selection, preparing for the tribunal, the role of the judge and panel, the importance of presenting your case clearly, supplying evidence, settlements and handing tribunal forms and processes.

What you’ll gain by attending

We will begin with an introduction to tribunal procedure and offer you a unique opportunity to gain insight on how an employment tribunal hearing runs in practice.

You will:

  • observe how the decisions you make in the workplace play out in a Tribunal hearing,
  • hear evidence from the Claimant and Respondent,
  • listen to cross-examinations,
  • have the opportunity to be part of panel deliberations,
  • listen to representatives making closing speeches,
  • hear the judgment being delivered.

The Judge

David Faulkner, our Employment Tribunal Judge, sits in the East Midlands region and is a Principal Associate at Mills and Reeve LLP.


08:30 Registration and networking with refreshments

09:00 Welcome, introduction and proceedings

12:30 Lunch & networking

13:15 Judge’s deliberations

13:30 Conclusion and Q&A session

14:15 Close

Important information about the scenario

We first ran this Mock Employment Tribunal scenario in February 2019.

About Mills & Reeve

Mills & Reeve LLP help HR directors and business leaders sleep at night providing employment advice across the full range of services including Tribunal representation , restructuring , outsourcing and TUPE, family friendly issues, disciplinary and grievance matters. The Mills and Reeve team work closely with their clients adding value by providing first-class, clear practical and commercial advice on issues both big and small. The only law firm to be named in the Sunday Times “Best 100 companies to work for” for 16 consecutive years.

Get in touch with Sara Barrett

Sara is a partner in the employment team and provides commercial and pragmatic employment law advice and solutions to:

  • Commercial businesses of varying sizes, from startups to multinational PLC’s
  • Public sector clients (primarily HE and FE education clients) and not for profit organisations, including charities.
  • Senior executives on appointment and exit

Telephone 0161 2348848


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