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Hakim v Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts & Anor - time limit for appeal to EAT not strictly applied

An example of a case in which the EAT exercised its discretion to extend the 42 day limit for lodging an appeal against a ruling of an employment tribunal.

In a pre-hearing review in July 2008 an employment tribunal ruled that Mr Hakim had not been an "employee" (as defined) of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Therefor he could not bring unfair dismissal and other claims he wanted to bring against the Academy.

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