Employment Claims without a Lawyer (2nd edition)

Employment Claims without a Lawyer (2nd edition)

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2nd edition out now! Order in March 2018 and get the digital edition free!

The essential handbook for anyone thinking about, or in the middle of, an employment claim and who does not have a lawyer.

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About the Book

Managing an employment dispute or representing yourself or your small organisation in an employment tribunal can be daunting but, with the help of this book, now in its second edition, it is not impossible.

This fully revised second edition of Employment Claims without a Lawyer: A Handbook for Litigants in Person leads you through the whole process in clear plain language so that you can get a complete view of what’s involved and how to best present your case. The author, David Curwen, is a barrister with 35 years of experience representing claimants and businesses and has distilled his experience to provide the practical tips and background law you need to take on this task with greater confidence.

Importantly he also covers the steps that both the employee and employer need to consider when a problem first arises and before it gets to a formal claim.

So whether you are representing yourself because you cannot afford to involve
professional advisors or you are involved in a potential claim and want to know more about the process, this book is essential reading.

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What's new in the 2nd edition?

The book has been updated to reflect the abolition of Employment Tribunal fees in September 2017, the latest practice guidance from the Employment Tribunal and up to date facts and figures for calculating compensation.

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Key features

  • Practical advice from both the employee’s and employer’s viewpoint
  • Scores of practical examples & invaluable model letters for you to use in your case
  • Comprehensive jargon buster explaining key words and phrases
  • Summaries of the most important cases
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Who should buy the book?

  • Employees thinking about, or progressing, a claim against their employer
  • Small business owners defending themselves against an employee claim
  • HR consultants advising clients through the process
  • HR managers seeking a clear explanation of employment law & tribunal procedure
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About the Author

David Curwen is an experienced barrister with the employment law team at Unity Street Chambers. His varied experience - acting for both employees and employers large and small - has given him a rich insight into what those representing themselves need to know.

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Details at a glance

2nd edition
Published March 2018
332 pages
ISBN 978-09935836-8-1
LAUNCH OFFER: £19.99 inc free digital edition if bought in March 2018

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  1. Introduction
  2. Pre-claim matters
  3. Unfair dismissal
  4. Discrimination
  5. Disputes about pay
  6. Transfer of undertakings
  7. Time limits for bringing a claim
  8. Early conciliation
  9. Making a claim to the employment tribunal 
  10. Responding to a tribunal claim
  11. What happens next? Summary of procedure after the response has been filed 
  12. Amending a claim
  13. Additional information
  14. Preliminary hearings
  15. Disclosure of documents
  16. Schedule of loss 
  17. Settlement agreements
  18. Witness statements
  19. Preparation for the hearing
  20. The hearing
  21. Remedies
  22. Judgments
  23. Costs 
  24. Appeals 
  • Appendix A: Jargon buster
  • Appendix B: Model letters and precedents
  • Appendix C: Table of cases
  • Appendix D: Useful resources
  • Index 
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