Readman v Devon Primary Care Trust - EAT Rule 3(10) hearings: it will usually be right to allow amendments to notices of appeal [2011] EAT

An application at a Rule 3(10) EAT hearing to amend a Notice of Appeal to include fresh grounds of appeal should normally be allowed, since it will usually be in the interests of justice to do so. 

Mrs Readman lost an employment tribunal claim for redundancy payments. She appealed to the EAT, effectively on grounds of bias, but her appeal was rejected on paper under the EAT Rules Rule 3(7). As she was entitled to do, Mrs Readman then lodged a further Notice of Appeal under Rule 3(8), making different allegations of bias - that too was rejected.

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