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Francis v Pertemps Recruitment Partnership Ltd - failure to offer adjournment to consider fundamental new issue at hearing

When a new issue arises during tribunal proceedings, it is a question of fact and degree as to whether a party litigant must be offered the chance to adjourn and consider the new issue's implications. 

No factual details are given, but the issues in this appeal seem fairly stark. In the Inner House of the Scots Court of Session, Lady Paton opened her judgment with the phrase:

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