Managing the Tribunal Process

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Les Cotils - Guernsey

£15 per person


Carly Parrott, Counsel – Bedell Cristin

John Ioannou-Droushiotis – Focus HR

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This seminar has been designed for business leaders, managers, the HR community and in house legal counsel to help navigate the tribunal process when faced with a claim from an employee.

Course overview 

  • An Overview of the Employment & Discrimination Tribunal
  • Types of Employment Claims
  • Making and Responding to a Claim
  • The Conciliation Process
  • Case Management Meetings / Conferences
  • Preliminary and Interim Hearing
  • Preparing for the Hearing
  • The Hearing
  • The Decision and Judgement
  • Appeals

Benefits to you and your organisation

  • A better understanding of the process and requirements when faced with an employment tribunal claim
  • Practical tips on each stage of the process
  • Practical tips on key considerations to help support a defense to a claim or to avoid receiving one


This seminar will be led by John Ioannou-Droushiotis, HR Consultant at Focus HR and Carly Parrot, Counsel of Bedell Cristin and will include an interactive exercise to apply the learnings provided in the session, as well as an exploration of recent case law. There will also be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

Registration and Refreshments

Attendees are welcome to arrive from 7:45 am for registration with the presentation beginning at 8:00 am. A light breakfast will be provided.

About the Speakers

Carly is Counsel in the litigation team at Bedell Cristin. She is a highly experienced employment lawyer with a well established reputation in Guernsey as one of the prominent offshore senior employment counsel. She has worked for leading law firms in both Australia and Guernsey, advising local, pan-Island, multi-national and global organisations as well as senior employees and directors. Her established employment practice covers the full spectrum of employment and employment related matters in both the contentious and non-contentious arenas

John has extensive knowledge in employment relations and HR matters having worked within, and overseeing, the Employment Relations and Tribunal Service . During his time within the States of Guernsey John has supported businesses and employees in areas such as disciplinary and grievance, managing performance and sickness absence, redundancy, discrimination, contracts and policies. Graduating from Exeter University with a law degree, John utilised these skills when advising employers and employees on Guernsey employment law and best practice and most recently working on the Discrimination Legislation project where he put his industry focus and practical outlook to best use. John was also responsible for developing the future model of the Employment & Discrimination Tribunal during this time.


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Data Protection

When you register for the seminar, both Focus HR and Bedell Cristin will collect your personal data (your first and last name, contact email addresses, contact phone numbers and other similar contact data) for the purposes of administering the seminar.

We may also use this information to communicate with you about our services and offerings. If you’d rather we didn’t do this, please contact John Ioannou-Droushiotis at [email protected] or Jade Eatherton at [email protected]. If you don’t opt out on this occasion, we’ll give you the opportunity to opt out each time we communicate with you for marketing purposes.

During the sessions, either or both of Focus HR and Bedell Cristin may take photographs (which may include your image) and publish them on our respective websites and social media pages for the purposes of showcasing the range of services we respectively offer to the business community and to help each of us promote future events and seminars. Again, if you’d rather we didn’t do this, please contact the respective contacts noted above.

A copy of each of the Focus HR and Bedell Cristin Privacy notices can be found here – and which provide full details of the collection and use of all personal data collected by each of us.


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