Lawal v Northern Spirit Ltd [2002] IRLR 228 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Procedure: EAT panel satisfied objective test of impartiality

    13 May 2002

    In Lawal v Northern Spirit Ltd, the EAT holds that an appellant's right under article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights to a fair hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal was not breached merely because a recorder (or part-time judge) was to appear as counsel before an EAT panel that included a lay member who had previously sat with that recorder in his or her capacity as part-time judge in the EAT.