EAT practice and procedure: overview
This note provides a guide to proceedings before the EAT. It considers:
- The grounds on which an appeal can be brought and a Notice of Appeal issued by an appellant.
- How a respondent should lodge an Answer and any cross-appeal.
- The sift of appeals by the EAT and allocation of appeals to hearing tracks.
- Preparing an appeal for a full hearing, the conduct of a full hearing and the disposal of appeals.
- Review and appeal of EAT decisions.
- When costs may be awarded in EAT proceedings.
For guidance on procedure before the employment tribunal, see Practice note, Employment tribunal practice and procedure: overview.
NOTE: SUMMER 2013 CHANGES:
- Section 12 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 came into force on 25 June 2013. As a result, EAT judges will now hear cases sitting alone, unless they direct otherwise (see Practice note, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: employment law provisions: Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) judges).
- The new fees regime was introduced on 29 July 2013 (see Practice note, Employment tribunals (03): fees and remissions: Fees in the EAT).
- A new Practice Direction (Employment Appeal Tribunal - Procedure) 2013, came into force on 29 July 2013.