Advocacy in the Employment Tribunal - Dos and Donts

Advocacy in the Employment Tribunal - Dos and Donts

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Course Overview

Delivered by employment law specialist and practising barrister Alastair Hodge of 5 Essex Court, this 30-minute session will provide viewers with a guide to effective advocacy in the Employment Tribunal.

Concentrating on submission and argument advocacy, Alastair will dissect what an argument to the court should consist of and will discuss each of the three criterion which must be considered when constructing a persuasive argument, namely Logos, Ethos and Pathos.

In addition to receiving useful hints and tips on how to improve technique and the pitfalls to be avoided, viewers will also receive a checklist which can be used to confirm if they have correctly prepared their argument.

Consideration will also be given to examination-in-chief and cross examination in the Employment Tribunal.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the supporting documentation and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 - 1 CPD point (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Understand what constitutes a persuasive argument and be able to prepare one in practise
  • • Be aware of the pitfalls to avoid when representing clients in the Employment Tribunal
  • • Feel more confident in your abilities when acting in the Employment Tribunal

What is the target audience?

  • Employment practitioners who appear in the Employment Tribunal


About Instructor - Alastair Hodge

Alastair is a practising barrister at 5 Essex Court who specialises in all aspects of Employment & Education Law. Called in 1997, Alastair is also a Senior Advocacy Trainer for the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and has spent many years teaching students, pupils, junior practitioners and QC's the art of advocacy, both nationally and internationally. In 2014 he was appointed a Master of the Bench and in 2016 was appointed an Honorary Professor at Nottingham Law School. He is also an experienced after dinner speaker, comedian and mimic, and is renowned for his entertaining presentational style.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • Slides
    15 Page


  • Quiz