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Correction: New Tribunal Procedure Rules

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My update 'New Tribunal Procedure Rules' on 17 September 2020 contained the following sentence:-

"Fifth, the rules are changing to allow multiple Claimants and Respondents to use the same forms where reasonable, to avoid multiple certificates and time limits in what is essentially the same dispute."

That sentence was lifted from the BEIS press release (as the SI was not published until the following day).  It is wrong - the statutory instrument does not change the rules for Acas Early Conciliation certificates, only for tribunal claim and response forms (presumably in response to the problems identified in Farmah). 

The BEIS press release has been corrected this morning: see here for the updated press release and here for the statutory instrument.