Join Acas and employment lawyers from Shakespeare Martineau as we lead you through a COVID-19 related mock employment tribunal.

This informative and myth-busting virtual event will give you the opportunity, within a safe environment, to see how an employment tribunal works and how decisions are reached.  

Shakespeare Martineau, a national law firm, bring a wealth of experience in dealing with employment tribunal claims and delegates will have the opportunity to put questions to them throughout the event.


Business need


The coronavirus pandemic has presented many challenges for businesses. Employers continue to make very difficult employment decisions at a pace and with limited knowledge about what the future might hold. 

The consequences of getting it wrong can be costly. The estimated cost to employers of defending a claim at employment tribunal is around £10,000. Losing a claim may cost significantly more.

Meeting their COVID-19 health and safety obligations, while maintaining a viable business is a prevalent concern for businesses at present. Delivered via Zoom, this 3hr event will cover a fictional COVID-19 related employment tribunal claim concerning unfair dismissal, and health and safety.

Shakespeare Martineaus’ Mike Hibbs and colleagues will take you through a role play scenario leaving you to weigh up the evidence ask some questions and see if your decision on the outcome agrees with the judge.


Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: managers, supervisors, team leaders, HR professionals, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish to enhance their CPD.



This event is designed to facilitate discussion and interaction. The event will cover:

    • presenting a claim – the ‘bundle’
    • the importance of employment tribunal forms
    • alternatives to employment tribunal, including Acas conciliation, Acas settlements and COT3’s 
    • choosing witnesses
    • the role of the judge and side members 
    • preparing for the hearing
    • giving evidence
    • cross examination
    • potential outcome
    • burden of proof 
    • Tribunal awards and costs 


As the evidence unfolds, you will observe witness cross examination and be able to put questions to the solicitors while awaiting the judge’s verdict.

Book here.