Hawkes v Oxford Economics [2022]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EAT 179
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
Issues covered: Time Limits; Extension of Time


The claimant brought a claim for unfair dismissal.  This was dismissed by the Tribunal in December 2020.  The deadline to appeal that decision was 16.00 on 9th February 2021.  Half an hour before this deadline the claimant submitted a series of emails containing the requisite appeal documentation.   One of these included the notice of appeal and the original judgment. 

The EAT did not receive the documentation and informed the claimant that he would have to apply for an extension of time.  The claimant stated that he waited so close to the deadline as he felt that he had to provide a statement of evidence (which he had been trying to obtain but

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This article is correct at 09/02/2023

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