Beyond the Tribunal - Employment Litigation in the Civil Courts


Cost for BPP PD Members: £223 + VAT 6 CPD Hours
(£445.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).

SRA Competence

B, C


This course will be of benefit to trainee and qualified solicitors, in-house lawyers, senior HR practitioners who may be called upon to work on employment cases in the civil courts.


Although the Employment Tribunal has exclusive jurisdiction over the vast majority of employment related claims, its ability to deal with contractual claims is limited to claims arising or outstanding on termination of employment. An employee cannot therefore “stand and sue” on their contract of employment.

An employer may not instigate contractual proceedings against an employee in the Employment Tribunal, the employer’s only option is to bring a counter claim to a contractual claim by the employee. Even then, matters such as breach of confidence or restrictive covenants are specifically excluded. In all cases the maximum award is £25,000. It is therefore the civil courts to which many employers and employees must turn if they are to realise the full value of their claims or require injunctive relief.

This course will equip you to deal with such cases from inception to conclusion, including the special considerations pertinent to injunction proceedings.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify types of claim appropriate for civil proceedings
  • Evaluate the key considerations for the choice of forum
  • Conduct a claim in accordance with the Civil Procedure Rules 1998
  • Understand the anatomy of an injunction – every second counts
  • Manage concurrent claims – where common facts underpin claims in both Employment Tribunal and High Court

    "A certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

    Under the SRA’s new approach to continuing competence, solicitors are expected to use the Statement of Solicitor Competence to identify and address their learning and development needs. The competence statement requires the following competencies:
  • A - Ethics, professionalism and judgement
  • B - Technical legal practice
  • C - Working with other people
  • D - Managing themselves and their own work
  • Course Dates

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    London 22 May 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    Manchester 04 Jul 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 10 Sep 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    Manchester 31 Oct 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now

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