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Hamling v Coxlease School Ltd - EAT criticises legalistic interpretation of rules of procedure [2006] EAT

An Employment Tribunal Chairman refused to entertain a claim on the basis that the claimant's solicitor's address was given on the claim form rather than the claimant's address. The 2004 tribunal rules of procedure (rule 1(4)(b)) require a claimant's name and address to be given.

Allowing the claimant's appeal, the EAT has again criticised legalistic application by the Secretaries and Chairmen of Employment Tribunals of the 2004 rules of procedure governing the content of claim forms.

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