Advocacy In The Employment Tribunal

Intended audience:

6 hours

Tuition by an experienced employment lawyer.  Small group workshop, practical case study and roleplays, small group work with tutor feedback

Trainees taking this course will be able to:

  • Understand the Employment Tribunal (ET) system
  • Understand ET procedure
  • Identify relevant issues for ET Hearings
  • Prepare for an ET application effectively (including preparation of statements and bundles)
  • Know when and how to apply for interim orders
  • Prepare and present coherent and persuasive submissions in an ET
  • Get the most from their own witnesses
  • Cross-examine effectively
  • Know when and how to re-examine
  • Make effective closing speeches


  • Presentation skills
  • Professional conduct
  • Case analysis
  • ET applications
  • Closing speeches
  • Examination-in-chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Tribunal advocacy

Practical exercises:

  • Examination-in-chief
  • Cross-examination
  • Closing submissions

The success measures for the course are:

  • Delegates improve their preparation for Hearings in the ET
  • Delegates improve their presentation skills for Hearings in the ET
  • Delegates enhance their ability to recognise and deal with professional conduct issues relevant to Employment Tribunal advocacy

Training Team

Jon Goodman

Module Leader
Jon Goodman

Grainne Mellon

Emma Tegerdine

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