Lawyers get on their marks for ‘tribunal’

THIS year’s Olympics are being used as a theme for a mock employment tribunal aimed at Scarborough businesses.

Hosted by Langleys Solicitors in conjunction with Scarborough-based Castle Employment, the mock tribunal hearing will work through a fictional discrimination case made against a London 2012 Olympics contractor by one of its former employees.

The event, aimed at employers, managers and HR professionals, will replicate an authentic tribunal.

The panel, comprising one of Langleys’ partners and two members of the audience, will hear evidence, cross-examination and legal submissions before delivering its judgment. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions about the process and share experiences.

Stephen Elliott, pictured left, partner in Langleys’ employment law team, will be leading the tribunal. He said: “Mock tribunals are a great way of demonstrating how things work at a Tribunal hearing, what you should and shouldn’t do, without being in the dock yourself. We’ll aim to take attendees through the process in entertaining and as true to life as possible way.”

Suzanne Burnett of Castle Employment said: “Understanding employment law is a key part of running any business. Using a case study in this realistic way to show the key areas of employment law and practice is a great way for employers to understand their obligations and avoid any pitfalls.”

The event is being held on Thursday March, 29 at Crown Spa Hotel in the Esplanade. For further information visit