Mock Employment Tribunal Hearing

Mock Employment Tribunal Hearing

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Legal Island, in association with Eversheds Sutherland, Ulster University and the Labour Relations Agency present... A Mock Employment Tribunal

What is this event about?
Employment tribunals are frightening for the uninitiated and far more formal than they were intended to be when they were created. Participants who fail to prepare must be prepared to fail. This workshop is a realistic mock tribunal, designed with employers and other witnesses inexperienced in tribunal procedures in mind.

What are the learning outcomes?
You will gain confidence from observing or taking part in a mock tribunal case, chaired by an experienced tribunal Chairperson. The morning sessions prepare you for the ‘live’ afternoon sessions, by studying ‘real’ application and response forms and many background papers, with the support of experts. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of the new Early Conciliation service which came into effect in Northern Ireland on the 27th January 2020.

What will be covered?
A mock tribunal from start to finish:

  • Explanation of the format, background to the ‘case’ and allocating roles
  • Responding to a claim – Meeting with your representative, providing information and making witness statements
  • Conciliation in employment cases – Listen and learn
  • Outside the hearing – What to expect on the day
  • Inside the hearing – From oath to cross-examination
  • Inside the hearing – Summing-up and case stating
  • Reaching a decision – Understanding likely awards and costs, as well as feedback

Who should attend?
This is an ideal course for employers and other witnesses who wish to experience a realistic tribunal process in a safe environment.

When and where?
9.15am - 4.30pm on Tuesday 5th May 2020
Ulster University, York Street Campus


Early Bird Rate: £75+VAT

Standard Rate: £100+VAT

This event can only be booked by emailing Vanessa Porter at

In association with:

UU, LRA and Eversheds Sutherland logos

Event details


09:30am - 4.30pm


05 May 2020


Ulster University, York Street Campus


Standard Rate: £100+VAT (deadline Friday 27 March 2020)

Early Bird Rate: £75+VAT

This event can only be booked by emailing