3PB Employment Barrister Joe England succeeds at the EAT under the ELAAS scheme

Appearing before Mrs Justice Laing DBE, Mr England was successful in obtaining permission to appeal at a rule 3(10) hearing as part of the ELAAS scheme. In granting permission, the EAT praised Mr England for his “very clear submissions”.

The case involved a job coach employed by one of the UK’s largest ‘welfare to work’ training providers and whose claims of discrimination had been struck out at a preliminary hearing as having no reasonable prospect of success. At the EAT, the Claimant’s appeal had been refused permission at the sift stage but Mr England successfully argued that there were arguable grounds of appeal. The case will therefore proceed to a full appeal later in the year.

The ELAAS scheme is a pro bono scheme organised by the EAT and the Employment Law Bar Association and provides litigants in person with representation in the EAT, primarily for hearings to determine if permission to appeal should be granted, pursuant to rule 3(10) of the Employment Appeal Tribunal Rules 1993.

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