practice & procedure

For many clients, the attraction of using Littleton lies in the strong affinity between our employment and commercial law expertise.

Where relationships within a business, or between a business and a former director/employee, have broken down, Littleton is superbly placed to advise strategically.

At Littleton we help our clients to bring the right claims, in the most advantageous forum, with a carefully considered strategy designed to achieve the best possible outcome.

A substantive body of procedural law has developed around the statutory jurisdiction of the ET and EAT. As would be expected from a leading set, Littleton barristers have been involved in many of the leading cases.

Key cases include:

  • Johns v Solent [2008] IRLR 88: stays pending determination of reference by CJEU.
  • Halstead v Paymentshield  Group Holdings [2011] UKEAT 0470_11_0909: principles for when tribunal proceedings should be stayed when there are contemplated High Court proceedings.
  • Brunel University v Vaseghi [2007] IRLR 59: without prejudice negotiations.
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd v James [2006] IRLR 630: striking out for procedural breach.
  • BNP Paribas v Mezzotero [2004] IRLR 508: without prejudice meetings
  • Sinclair Roche & Temperley v Heard and Fellows [2004] IRLR 763: striking out.
  • McPherson v BNP Paribas [2004] IRLR 588: costs.
  • De Keyser v Wilson [2001] IRLR 324: overriding objective, Article 6 ECHR and the ET rules.
  • Canary Wharf v Edebi [2006] IRLR 416: EA 2002 grievance procedure.