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Rules that govern Employment Tribunals procedures

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The Employment Tribunal (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) Regulations 2013   

The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 2014 No. 271 UK Statutory Instruments (PDF)

The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 2014 No. 611 UK Statutory Instruments (PDF)

The Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2014 2014 No. 787 UK Statutory Instruments (PDF)

Presidential Practice Direction – Presentation of Claims England & Wales (PDF 0.05mb)

Presidential Practice Direction – Presentation of Claims Scotland (PDF 0.04mb) 

Presidential Practice Direction (England and Wales) - Address for serving documentation in special cases (PDF 0.06mb)

Presidential Practice Direction (Scotland) – Address for serving documentation in special cases (PDF 0.03mb)

Presidential Guidance (England and Wales) – Rule 21 Judgment (PDF 0.01mb) 

Presidential Guidance (England and Wales) – Seeking a postponement of a hearing (PDF 0.01mb)

Presidential Guidance (Scotland) –Seeking a postponement of a hearing (PDF 0.11mb)

Presidential Guidance (England and Wales) General Case Management (PDF 0.15mb)

Presidential Guidance (England and Wales) Making a statutory appeal falling within the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal (PDF  0.11mb)

Presidential Guidance (Scotland) Making a statutory appeal falling within the jurisdiction of the Employment Tribunal (PDF 0.10mb) 

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Directions for Employment Tribunals (England & Wales)

In addition to the Tribunal Rules an Employment Tribunal President can make Directions. The Directions listed below have been made by the President of the Employment Tribunals in England & Wales and are applicable when the tribunal proceedings are being dealt with in England & Wales.

Direction 3 (75kb, Word)
In the matter of complaints of unfair dismissal, and redundancy payment, notice period and holiday pay

Direction 4 (34kb, Adobe PDF)
In the matter of claims involving equal pay

Direction 6 (127kb, Adobe PDF)
Circumstances in which a director and majority shareholder of a company may be regarded as an employee for the purpose of a claim against the Secretary of State.

Direction 10 (918kb, Adobe PDF)
Age Discrimination – claims against various departments

Direction 15 (2.3mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims for equal pay

Direction 16 (567kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims registered against Euro Car Parts Ltd Direction

Direction 17 (1.5mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims registered against Woolworth's PLC (in administration)

Direction 19 (693kb, Adobe PDF)
In the matter of Equal Pay Claims (12th Direction)

Direction 20 (46kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims registered against MFI Retail Ltd

Direction 21 (438kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims registered against (1) Awardus Ltd t/a Mooreplus (in administration) (2) Secretary of State for BIS Directions for Employment Tribunals (England and Wales)

Direction 27 (405kb, Adobe PDF)
2nd Direction Director Shareholder

Direction 29 (288kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Professional Game Match Officials Ltd

Direction 31 (68kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against WW Realisation 1 Limited (in administration) involving claims registered against Woolworths plc (in administration) and Entertainment UK

Direction 31a
Third Direction
Claims against WW Realisation 1 Limited (in administration)  

Direction 33 (700kb, Adobe PDF)
In the matter of Equal Pay Claims (13th Direction)

Direction 36 (566kb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Sky Retail Services Ltd

Direction 39 (129kb, Adobe PDF)
Direction 39, claims against IBM UK Limited

Direction 43 (407kb, Adobe PDF)
Direction 43, Claims against Jarvis Plc & Others

Direction 45 (406kb, Adobe PDF)
Presidents Direction 45 Claims against Borders (UK) Limited (in administration)

Direction 46 (65kb, Adobe PDF)
Presidents Direction 46 Claims against Blue Gem Eyewear Ltd

Direction 48 (198kb, Adobe PDF)
Presidents Direction 48 Claims against (1) Morson International (2) JMK Group Limited (3) London Underground (4) Vital Services Group (5) CCS Group

Direction 51 (0.09Mb, Adobe PDF)
Presidents Direction 51 Claims against Ministry of Justice

Direction 54 (0.098Mb, Adobe PDF)
Presidents direction 54 Claims against Lovell Partnerships Ltd and Connaught Partnerships Ltd (in administration)

Direction 59 (1.16Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Combined Insurance Company of America

Direction 60 (0.65Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Department for Education

Direction 61 (0.65Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against MFI Retail Limited (in administration)

Direction 62 (1.01Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against:
(1) Cosmo Services (UK) Limited (in administration)
(2) Origin Retail Property Services Limited
(3) Propinvest Facilities Management Limited
(4) Secretary of State for Business Innovation & Skills
(5) MAN Commercial Protection Limited
(6) Equinox Security Management Limited

Direction 63 (0.41Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Department for Work and Pensions

Direction 64 (0.09Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against The Immigration Advisory Service

Direction 66 (0.28Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against Boots Management Services Limited

Direction 67 (0.40Mb, Adobe PDF)
Claims against (1) Jane Norman (Holdings)Ltd (in administration) (2) JN Realisations Ltd (formerly Jane Norman Ltd)

Direction 67a (PDF 0.56mb)
Claims against (1) Jane Norman (Holdings)Ltd (in administration) (2) JN Realisations Ltd (formerly Jane Norman Ltd) 

Direction 69 (PDF 0.70mb)
Claims against Parcelpoint Ltd t/a Yodel Transport Ltd

Direction 70 (PDF 6.45mb)
In the matter of claims involving the dismissal of fixed term workers by the Department for Work and Pensions

Direction 71 (PDF 6mb)
Second direction of claims against (1)Ministry of Justice(2)Department for Communities and Local Government(3)Residential Property Tribunal Service(4)Welsh Assembly Government(5) Transport and Environment Committee of London Councils

Direction 73 (PDF 3mb)
Claims against (1)G4S Limited (UK) (2)Kullyswali G4S (3)G4S Securitas (4)G4S Secure Solutions

Direction 74 (PDF 0.40mb)
Claims against Family Mosaic Housing

Direction 76 (PDF 1mb)
Claims against The Home Office 

Direction 77 (PDF 4mb)
Claims against  (1) DBC Foodservice Ltd (in administration) (2) Secretary of State for BIS 

Direction 78 (PDF 0.72mb)
Claims against  HM Land Registry

Direction 79
Claims against Honister Capital Limited (in administration)

Direction 80
Claims against Remploy

Direction 82
Claims against Bowen Travel Limited (in administration)

Direction 83
Claims against Comet Group Limited (in administration)

Direction 85
Second Direction against Comet Group Limited 

Direction 86
Claims against Jessops (in administration) 

Direction 86a
Second Direction
Claims against Jessops (in administration)  

Direction 87 
Claims against (1) 2E2 UK Ltd (in administration) (2) Oakley Capital Ltd (3) Daisy Data Centre Solutions Ltd (4) Daisy Group plc

Direction 88
Claims against (1) Clinton Cards (in administration) (2) Birthdays Retail (3) BRE Realisations

Direction 89
Claims against Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd 

Direction 90
Claims against (1) HMV Group plc, HMV UK Limited and Fopp Entertainments Limited (in administration)

Direction 91
Claims against (1) Ultralase Ltd (in company voluntary arrangement) (2) Optimax Clinics Unlimited (3) Ultralase Optimax Group Ltd

Direction 92
Claims against (1) FDS Fieldforce Marketing Ltd  (in voluntary liquidation (2) Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills

Direction 93
Claims against Blockbuster GB Limited and Blockbuster Entertainment Limited (both in administration)

Direction 93a
Second Direction
Claims against Blockbuster GB Limited and Blockbuster Entertainment Limited (both in administration)

Direction 94 (PDF 0.94mb)
Claims against: 
(1) Ministry of Justice
(2) Department for Communities & Local Government
(3) Residential Property Tribunal Service
(4) Welsh Assembly Government
(5) Transport & Environment Committee of Local Councils  
 
Direction 95
Second direction of claims against (1) HMV Group plc, HMV UK Limited and Fopp Entertainments Limited (in administration)

Direction 96 
Claims against (1) Paymaster Limited t/a Back Office (2) Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills

Direction 97 
Claims against (1) Telent Technology Services Ltd (2) Vodafone Limited

Direction 98
Claims against Turning Point

Direction 99
Claims against (1) Vodafone (2) Cable and Wireless (3) Vodafone Group Plc  

Direction 100 (PDF 0.53mb)

Schedule of Claims (DOC)

Claims against (1) Amey Services Ltd (2) Lafarge Aggregates Ltd (3) Ringway Infrastructure Services Ltd (4) Conway/Aecom Ltd (5) Balfour Betty Group

Direction 101 

Schedule of Claims (DOC)

Claims against Prison Officers Association

Direction 102 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Republic of Sudan (2) High Commission for Malaysia (3) High Commission for Republic of Zambia (4) United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (5) Libya (6) Brazil Embassy (7) Arab League (8) Ambassade De France Au Royaume Uni (9) Bahrian Cultural Office (10) High Commission of India (11) Sierra Leone High Commission (12) Spanish Embassy (13) Saudi Press Agency

Schedule of Claims (DOC)

Direction 103 (PDF)
Third direction of claims against (1) Record Shop 1 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV UK Limited (2) Record Shop 2 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV Music Limited (3) Record Shop 3 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV (IP) Limited (4) Record Shop 4 Limited (in administration) formerly Fopp Entertainments Limited

Direction 103a (PDF)
Fourth Direction
Claims against  Record Shop 1 - 4 (in administration) - formerly HMV and Fopp Entertainments  

Direction 103b  (PDF 0.63mb)  
Fifth Direction
Claims against Record Shop 1 - 4 (in administration) - formerly HMV and Fopp Entertainments  

Direction 103c (PDF 0.18mb)
Sixth Direction
Claims against (1) Record Shop 1 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV UK Limited (2) Record Shop 2 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV Music Limited (3) Record Shop 3 Limited (in administration) formerly HMV (IP) Limited (4) Record Shop 4 Limited (in administration) formerly Fopp Entertainments Limited 

Direction 104 (PDF)
Third direction of claims against (1) Games Stores Group Ltd (in administration)

Direction 104a (PDF)
Fourth Direction
Claims against Games Stores Group Ltd (in administration)  

Direction 105 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Drive Assist UK Ltd (in administration)

Direction 106 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Metro Ops Limited (2) Metro Inns Limited (3) Astala Ltd (4) Graf Securities III Ltd (5) Magnus Properties Hayes Ltd (6) Shepiston Lodge Ltd (in administration) (7) Chesterfield Hotel

Direction 107 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Colas Limited (2) Costain 

Direction 108 (PDF)
Claims against Sainsbury's

Direction 109 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Quinn Direct Insurance Ltd (in administration) (2) Liberty Mutual Direct Insurance Co Ltd

Direction 110 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and Others

Direction 111 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Connaught Partnership Limited

Direction111a (PDF)
Second direction of claims against (1) Connaught Partnership Limited

Direction 112 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Asda Stores Limited 

Direction 113 (PDF)
Claims against (1) Ministry of Justice (2) Department for Business Innovation & Skills 

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Directions for Employment Tribunals (Scotland)

In addition to the Tribunal Rules an Employment Tribunal President can make Practice Directions. The Practice Directions listed below have been made by the President of the Employment Tribunals in Scotland and are applicable when the tribunal proceedings are being dealt with in Scotland.

Practice Direction 1 (0.03mb PDF)
Providing a List of Documents 14 days before a Hearing.

Practice Direction 2 (0.03mb, PDF)
Sist for Mediation.

Practice Direction 3 Revocation Order (0.06mb PDF)
Practice Direction 3 has been removed under regulation 11 of the Employment Tribunals (Constitution and Rules of Procedure). 

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