Mock Employment Tribunal - Swindon, Wednesday 27 September 2017

Mock Employment Tribunal

Have you ever wondered what happens in an Employment Tribunal hearing, the process that is followed or the factors the Judge takes into account when making a decision?

Our Employment & HR team is delighted to invite you to the Mock Tribunal which will provide you with a real insight into how a claim is dealt with, the evidence that is put forward and the common mistakes that can make the difference between winning and losing.  This event comes following the recent Supreme Court decision to remove Employment Tribunal fees, making Tribunals free and more readily accessible to potential Claimants.

It will be an interactive session with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and even have a go at some cross examination if you wish to. It will provide you with tips on:

  • defending any claims your business may face
  • how evidence is dealt with at a hearing, and
  • how to handle internal processes and decision making, so as to increase your chances of a successful outcome in Tribunal.

The free event will be presented by the our Employment & HR team together with specialist employment barristers from 3PB and will feature a real Employment Judge.

Who should attend?

  • HR Practitioners
  • business owners and senior management
  • individuals with any people management responsibility (including individuals involved in disciplinary and grievance matters).


Lauren Harkin, partner in our Employment & HR team
Lauren is renowned for providing practical and comprehensive employment law advice in the local business community and within the HR profession.  She regularly writes for the local business press and delivers training courses and seminars on all aspects of employment law.  Lauren is a keen Tribunal Advocate and advises on all aspects of employment law including contracts, disciplinaries, grievances, sickness management, redundancy and restructures, business transfers and discrimination.

Lauren and the team, including head of Employment & HR  Malcolm Gregory, and associates Helen Lucas and Matthew Hendra, look forward to welcoming you to this event.


James Dawson, Employment Judge and Barrister, 3PB
James  is a senior and specialised practitioner in Employment law. He has been consistently recognised as a leader in his field by clients, solicitors and the legal profession.  James also sits as a part-time Employment Judge.


Sarah Bowen, Barrister, 3PB
Sarah is an employment law specialist, regularly representing both claimants and respondents at pre-hearing reviews, case management discussions, judicial mediations, remedy hearings and final hearings in all areas of employment law.

Matthew Curtis, Barrister, 3PB
Matthew has a wealth of experience in employment law, regularly representing both claimants and respondents most notably in complex, multi-day discrimination cases.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017

Time: 4.00pm – 7.15pm

4pm – Registration, tea/coffee and networking
4.30pm  – Introduction to event
4.45pm  – Mock Tribunal starts
6.15pm – Short break with tea/coffee
6.30pm – Mock Tribunal conclusion and judgment
7.00pm – Questions and finish
7.15pm – Networking and drinks

Venue: Steam Museum, Fire Fly Avenue. Swindon, SN2 2EY

Cost: this is a free event.

Numbers are limited and we recommend that you reserve your place soon.

To book your place at this free event, please contact our Marketing team

01225 730 208