Case management preliminary hearings are an often overlooked opportunity to put your client’s case clearly and effectively, yet they are key to assisting the tribunal understand the claim.
Delivered by Michael Salter, barrister and part-time employment judge, this session will explain how a well prepared preliminary hearing can build your standing in the eyes of the tribunal, increase your efficiency and assist your client to understand the case moving forward. The session will provide a structure of how to approach these hearings to achieve these aims, and will cover:
- The various pressures on representatives at case management hearings
- A “7-day rule” for preparation and what it’s aimed at achieving
- Presumptions in the case management agenda you need to be alert to
- The hazards of getting the hearing wrong