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HM The Queen's Funeral Arrangements: Impact on Tribunals

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The President of Employment Tribunals in England and Wales, Judge Barry Clarke, has today notified members of the national user group for the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales of the following information.

Following the announcement of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, all court and tribunal hearing centres will be closed on Monday 19 September 2022 as a mark of respect for the State Funeral. Exceptions will operate for urgent cases of a type that are not heard by Employment Tribunals.

Consequently, all Employment Tribunal hearings listed for a day or less on 19 September will be postponed and relisted as soon as practicable. Hearings listed for two days or longer starting that day will now commence on Tuesday 20 September.

Efforts will be made, in appropriate cases, to give the Tribunal reading time in the previous week. Hearings for cases listed over multiple days which are already underway will not take place on Monday 19 September. The cooperation of the parties in seeking to conclude hearings within any reduced time allocation that may apply will be appreciated.