Fixed Fee Employment Appeal Tribunal Service
- Spencer’s fees for appealing are generally split into two stages:
1) the cost of submitting a notice of appeal, response and attending any preliminary hearings; and
2) the cost of preparing a skeleton argument and attending a full hearing.
- He can provides direct access representation.
- He acts for both appellants and respondents.
- Although he is listed as a leading employment barrister by the Legal 500 his fees remain competitive.
Please feel free to contact Spencer for an informal discussion about fees.
Spencer appears regularly in the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has represented clients in a variety of different appeals including discrimination cases, TUPE cases and unfair dismissal cases. He can give you honest and realistic advice about your prospects of success and will use his experience to make sure your appeal has the best possible chance of success.
Examples of Spencer’s work in the EAT:
- Cousins v The Forum @ Greenwich 
- Boothe v Governing Body of Toynbee School 
- Edwin v Avante Partnership 
- Boeree v Dare 
- King v Health Professions Council 
- X v Mid Sussex CAB  (EAT, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court)
- Lisboa v Realpubs 
- Power v Greater Manchester Police  (EAT)
- Gill v Humanware  (EAT and Court of Appeal)
Appealing to the Employment Appeal Tribunal
The employment appeal tribunal hears appeals from employment tribunals. If you are dissatisfied with a decision of an employment tribunal you can appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. If you wish to appeal you must act quickly as there is a short time limit for appealing. Normal procedure expects the notice of appeal to be lodged within 42 days of the date of the decision you are appealing against. Spencer can provide you with advice on time limits – please mark any requests for advice on time limits as urgent.
To appeal a tribunal decision you must complete and lodge a notice of appeal at the EAT with copies of the following documents:
1) The decision being appealed and the tribunal’s written reasons for making it.
2) The claim form (ET1)
3) The defence (ET3).
If you do not attach these documents the Notice will not be validly lodged and will be rejected by the EAT.
A fee is required upon lodging an appeal and a further fee for the hearing. People with limited means can apply for an exemption from paying a fee (called a fee remission).
Defending an Appeal
Once a Notice of Appeal is accepted by the EAT it will be put through a sift. This is a process that determines whether permission to appeal should be granted. The EAT can reject an appeal on paper, decide to list it for a preliminary hearing or give permission for the case to be heard at a full hearing. If permission to appeal is refused on paper the appellant can ask for an oral hearing to argue his/her application before a judge.
If the EAT permits an appeal to go forward to a full hearing it will send the respondent a copy of the Notice of Appeal and any submissions or skeleton argument lodged by the appellant. Unless otherwise directed the respondent must lodge a respondent’s Answer at the EAT and serve a copy on all the other parties to the appeal within 14 days of the sealed date of the order serving the appeal.