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Tribunal procedure: EAT wrong to reopen conceded point of law

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    Jones v Governing Body of Burdett Coutts School [1998] IRLR 521 CA (0 other reports)

In Jones v Governing Body of Burdett Coutts School [1998] IRLR 521, the Court of Appeal rules that the EAT unreasonably exercised its discretion to allow a point of law which had been conceded before the employment tribunal to be taken on appeal. Knowing that the consequence would be a new hearing relating to events that took place five years previously, the EAT would have needed exceptionally compelling reasons for taking such a course.