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Bedfordshire Group Mock Employment Tribunal; CIPD B&MK

CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)

Bedfordshire Group Mock Employment Tribunal; CIPD B&MK

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Member (free) 15 Apr 2018 Free  
Non-Member 15 Apr 2018 Free  
CIPD Student 15 Apr 2018 Free  

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Welcome to the 26th annual Mock Employment Tribunal arranged for Bedfordshire Group by local consultant John Williams, Chartered Fellow CIPD.  The story is based on an anonymised, real case provided by John, with local CIPD members role playing before a real Employment Judge.


The Employment Act 2004 was repealed on 5 April 2009. While statutory procedures are no longer legally binding, the employment tribunal must take into account the ACAS Code of Practice on Discipline and Grievance as well as case law.  Where this has not been followed the tribunal can award an uplift of up to 25%.  Until legislation is amended, claimants are no longer being charged fees for bringing cases. The requirements for mediation and for early conciliation have been tested with some interesting backlogs being created with ACAS Conciliation Officers.


This year’s case deals with a difficult employment situation which needed careful resolution.  

Once booked on Eventbrite, the bundle will be made available to you three days before the CPD session.

Unlike observers at a real tribunal, you will see copies of key genuine documents and will be invited to consider the case yourself before the verdict is announced.

After presentation of the case, the audience will be invited to ask questions about the proceedings and discuss the outcome. How would you decide the case? Come along and find out.


This event forms part of a series entitled “Highs and Lows of HR”,offering members a range of interesting topics for both generalists and specialists. The mock employment tribunal will support Continuing Professional Development by demonstrating:

  • How the ACAS Code of Practice has influenced the employment tribunal process
  • How the current regulations, administration and removal of costs are affecting cases
  • Rules and procedures involved in managing employment tribunal cases 
  • How to present a straightforward case  
  • How witness statements are given and used
  • How the bundle of documents is put together for an Employment Tribunal

For a Certificate of Attendance, click here. If this is brought to the CPD session, Branch/Group Officers will be available to sign them on the evening. Our meetings allow networking to take place before and after the main presentation. Members considering upgrading can usually seek advice from Paula Grayson after the event.


Questions to Paula Grayson on 01234 881708 or or


Professional photography and video production will be taking place at the event, and these images may be used on future promotional materials for CIPD. Please note that by attending the event, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on any CIPD promotional materials.

Do you have questions about Bedfordshire Group Mock Employment Tribunal; CIPD B&MK? Contact CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

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Gateway Building, Polhill Campus
University of Bedfordshire
Polhill Avenue
MK41 9EA Bedford
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 from 18:30 to 21:30 (BST)

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CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch

The CIPD Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes Branch provides opportunities for its members to network with local HR and L& D professionals,

Embracing Championing Better Work and Working Lives, our programme of events promotes development and networking e.g. updates on employment law, skills development for the CIPD Profession Map and CPD supporting upgrading.

Our events are organised through two geographical groups, Bedfordshire and Milton Keynes, together with our special interest groups Learning Matters and Mentoring scheme.


As members together with your guests, you are welcome to attend any of our advertised events.

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