Hawkes v Oxford Economics 
Decision NumberEAT 179
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionTribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
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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