Recommended Reading


Recommended Reading


Law Society Handbook on Employment Law

5th edition, October 2011

This bestselling practitioners' guide is an invaluable reference source for employment lawyers.

The fifth edition contains new commentary on the Equality Act 2010, age discrimination, together with general updates and expanded coverage of employment law.


Employment Tribunal Claims: Tactics and Precedents [Paperback] or [Kindle]
Naomi Cunningham and Michael Reed

Claimants and their advisers finding themselves before an employment tribunal or the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) for the first time are faced with many procedures and rules that can confuse and mystify. Employment Tribunal Claims brings together an extensive collection of precedents to equip the claimant with the tools and tactics to win their cases.

Costs in Employment Tribunals

Jordan Publishing
April 2010
Hardback 270 pages, £85
by Daniel Barnett, Kate Palka and Benjamin Hay

 While the civil courts ordinarily award costs to the successful party, it was previously rare for employment tribunals to do the same. Costs orders are however now becoming more common in tribunal cases where one party has acted unreasonably or where the bringing or conduct of the case was misconceived. Employment lawyers must therefore be aware of how to obtain costs awards for clients, and how to avoid having one made against their clients, even if they are the winning party.

Costs in Employment Tribunals meets the needs of practitioners, analysing what tribunals are doing, and more importantly, why they are doing so. Uniquely, it draws on decisions in over 100 unreported tribunal cases where costs were awarded or refused, offering the reader clarity on how costs decisions are made in the cases that make up the bread and butter of their practice. Each chapter deals with costs arising out of particular circumstances, and the book also covers costs in other courts and enforcement issues.


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