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Lyons Davidson and Acas Mock Tribunal Success

In September, Lyons Davidson’s Bristol Employment and Advocacy teams, working in conjunction with Acas, presented a mock tribunal to 40 local directors, business managers and HR managers.

The mock tribunal simulated what happens at a real employment tribunal. Lyons Davidson’s Employment Partner Nick Jones sat as the tribunal chairman, while Acas Director Tony Cooper and Head of Training Mike Fenn accompanied the team.

Employment Tribunal decisions

During the course of the hearing, the team explained what is involved in a tribunal, why things happen in the way they do and how decisions are made.

Attendees were able to see what it is like to give evidence and be cross-examined, and they were also able to put forward their views on the evidence they heard and give opinions on what they believed the outcome should be.

Following the hearing, praise was given to Luke and Jennifer for their advocacy skills, with one attendee stating that they would have “no apprehension in instructing either advocate to represent the business.”

Feedback from other delegates included this observation: “The day was absorbing and interesting. It has given me a better understanding regarding the use of workplace documentation and record-keeping.”

“I have never been involved with tribunals to date but I am conscious that this may be something I will be involved with in the future. Thank you for demystifying a potentially frightening situation from the perspective of the claimant and the respondent.”

“I hope with better understanding I can avoid the tribunal by good arbitration from Acas.  It was one of the best training sessions I have ever attended.”

The event was so well received that Lyons Davidson are extending the provision and are now working in conjunction with both Acas Bristol and Acas South Wales.

Additionally, we have received requests from attendees to provide in-house mock tribunal training to their own employees and managers.

If you are interested in either attending a mock tribunal day or hosting one in-house for your business, please contact Lyons Davidson’s employment team.

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012 by Lyons Davidson