Jo-Anne Peters v South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust [2016]

  • Case Reference
    NIIT 01108/16IT
  • Legal Body
    NI Industrial/Employment Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Sickness and Absence, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Tribunal Proceedings; Costs; Wasted Costs Order

At the substantive hearing, the respondent made a successful adjournment application based on late production of a psychiatric report by the claimant. It was received a mere 3 days before hearing which was due to last for two weeks.

The adjournment was granted to allow the respondent to instruct its own psychiatrist but costs against the claimant and a wasted costs order against the representative were also sought. There was a conflict of evidence between the claimant and her representative, but the respondent was effectively oblivious as to the psychiatric evidence being relied on. As well

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This article is correct at 20/12/2016
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