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Mock Employment Tribunal

Help your organisation prepare for the expected rise in employment tribunal claims

Due to popular demand, we're running this event again in 2018 and we're opening up the waitlist in advance.

These events become fully-booked quickly and we want to make sure HR professionals and Senior Managers are granted attendance, so please register using your work email only.

The number of employment tribunal claims is expected to rise after the Government’s recent decision to abolish fees. With less risk for employees who wish to make a claim, SA Law’s popular mock tribunal sessions are helping employers to prepare.


The introduction of employment tribunal fees in 2013 saw claims from employees drop by over 70%. However, when a recent Supreme Court decision declared them unlawful , the Government had little choice but to abolish them.

What does this the abolishment of employment tribunal fees mean for employers?

This development is expected to encourage more employees to make claims and, with costs of defending claims sometimes running upwards of £10,000 - £20,000, this is set to increase the financial risk for employers significantly.

What should you be doing?

Organisations are being encouraged to ensure their grievance, disciplinary and performance processes are fully compliant, their managers are trained in handling such issues, and that they are familiar with the tribunal process. This can help you prepare an effective defence posture from the moment a claim is raised.

Join SA Law’s mock employment tribunal

Drawing insights from a fictional case that highlights a common claim situation, SA Law’s popular mock employment tribunal event will show you exactly what happens, and includes guidance from our expert employment team on the best way to approach them.

Designed for senior HR professionals and owner-managers, the session includes advice on:

  • How to prepare for a tribunal, including key documentation
  • What happens in a tribunal hearing
  • What the key roles are, such as the judge and the panel
  • How to prepare witness evidence
  • How to avoid common mistakes
  • How to gauge outcomes

As always, SA Law’s seminars are friendly and informal, and offer excellent opportunities to put your questions to the panel, chat with legal experts one-to-one, and network with peers.

Attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the fictional case in advance of the event date and will also be provided with a comprehensive set of notes and materials on the day of the event.

Click here to book your place.

When: 8th March 2018 2.30pm – 5.30pm followed by networking drinks

Where: The Law Society, London

Feedback from past participants in SA Law’s Mock Employment Tribunal events have been overwhelmingly positive including:

“Extremely informative.”

“I wanted to enhance my knowledge, and I certainly feel I did that after attending this event.

SA Law events are always insightful and the speakers are knowledgeable.”

“Excellent - thoroughly enjoyable and informative. Thank you!”

“Fantastic day, brilliantly organised.”

“Excellent event. Very knowledgeable - Please keep running the events going forward!”

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