The Employment Tribunals Handbook Fifth Edition Published

7 December 2017

The Employment Tribunals Handbook: Practice, Procedure and Strategies for Success, Fifth Edition has just been published. The authors and contributors are all members of 5 Essex Chambers – John-Paul Waite, Alan Payne, Alice Meredith, Aaron Moss and John Goss.

The Handbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to bringing and defending a claim in the Tribunal, covering every stage of the process from pre-action communications through to conducting a hearing.

In addition to commentary on the rules of procedure, the new edition offers strategies that maximise a party’s prospect of success. The highly practical features of the book include its step-by-step structure, the clear examples of rules, tactical insights, useful precedents, templates for drafting key documents and essential forms. It also provides extensive information on pro bono representation and Direct Access, detailed guidance on how to obtain legal advice, including advice from free services, detailed guidance on awards of costs, tips on how to avoid costs orders and web links to relevant organisations and sites for further information needed.

Fully revised and updated, key developments covered in the new edition include the Employment Tribunals Rules of Procedure 2013 (as amended up to 2017) and the incorporation of recent case law, including the recent Supreme Court ruling that led to the government abolishing fees in 2017.

The straightforward language used in the Handbook means it is not only aimed at experienced employment law practitioners but also those without formal legal training, such as HR professionals and trade union officials.

Reviews of the last edition include:

‘The authors comprehensively address each stage of the employment tribunal claim process providing informative, useful and accurate guidance. The structure of the book makes it easy to navigate and perfect for a person embroiled in litigation and in need of a quick answer’

Solicitor’s Journal

‘….well-written, insightful and practical’

New Law Journal


For more information and to order a copy visit the Bloomsbury Professional website


John-Paul Waite

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Alice Meredith

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Aaron Moss

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John Goss

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