Ministry of Justice v Parry [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Practice and Procedure; Legal representation at an Internal Hearing (Art.6 ECHR)

The Ministry appealed an Employment Tribunal decision that Ms Parry's dismissal was unfair. The Ministry advanced five grounds of appeal, one of which related to an employee‟s right to be legally represented. In November 2009, Ms Parry was dismissed from her job on grounds of gross misconduct. When appealing that decision, she asked if she could be represented at the appeal hearing by a solicitor. Although this request was declined, representations were made on her behalf by her solicitors. When the appeal proved unsuccessful, Ms Parry took her case to an Employment Tribunal, which found that her dismissal was unfair, partly due to lack of legal representation.

The EAT allowed the

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This article is correct at 30/11/2012

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