• registration: 09:30 - 10:00
    seminar: 10:00 - 13:00 followed by drinks

    The practical impact of the Supreme Court's surprise decision to quash employment tribunal fees is now being felt: employment tribunal and Acas statistics are showing steep rises in claims, with the inevitable effect that 2018 is the year that employers must polish up their dispute resolution and employment tribunal management skills.

    The session outlined below will take an interactive, real-world look at the full range of issues around dealing with increased litigation risk, ranging from preventing claims getting off the ground, through to strategies for dealing with claims that go through to a full hearing. We will cover 'tips and traps', and will include practical questions for delegate discussion.

    The context

    • Current trends and likely future developments
    • Dealing with retrospective claims and fee refunds
    • Reputational risks – new public portal for tribunal decisions

     Nipping claims in the bud

    • Effective disciplinary and grievance management
    • Without prejudice rules / protected conversations
    • Acas Early Conciliation and COT3 agreements

     Handling claims: tips and strategies

    • Analysing merits and litigation risk – fight or settle?
    • Disclosure obligations and avoiding disclosure traps
    • Witness statements and giving evidence 

    This event will be of interest to anyone involved in employee relations and managing employment tribunal claims, including HR professionals and in-house legal advisers.

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