Use of ADR in Employment Litigation

Exploring how ADR can be successfully used in employment litigation

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Course Overview

Delivered by experienced lecturer and barrister Alastair Hodge of 5 Essex Court, this 30-minute session will examine the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in employment litigation matters.

Alastair will begin the session by providing viewers with an overview of the history of ADR and will progress to consider the role of ACAS in early conciliation, the final stage in proceedings before the matter goes to an employment tribunal.

This course will offer a practical discussion of the impact which the judicial mediation process has had on employment litigation cases, following its introduction by way of a pilot scheme. The alternatives to ADR such as round table meetings and arbitration will also be explored, with consideration given to their benefits, costs, etc.

Finally, Alastair will impart invaluable guidance regarding the cost implications if litigation is not nipped in the bud:
  •  Alastair will share his own experience when acting for employer clients and how it is sensible to work backwards when   determining a settlement pot and consider the worst-case scenario in terms of legal fees and the likely compensation which will be paid out.
  •  When acting for a claimant employee, Alastair will offer advice on how to anticipate what the employer’s settlement pot will potentially be and the impact this will have on proceedings.

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 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have considered how ADR has developed into the practise we now recognise
  • • Be familiar with judicial mediation and the impact this has had on employment litigation
  • • Be aware of the benefits which ADR and alternative ADR offers
  • • Appreciate the cost implications which ADR can have on employment litigation
  • • Feel more confident when undertaking ADR in employment litigation matters

What is the target audience?

  • Employment law practitioners who engage in litigation


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
    8 Page


  • Quiz


  • Price
  • £ 70