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Procedure: Date on which summary reasons are "sent" to the parties

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    Scotford v Smithkline Beecham [2001] All ER (D) 368 (Oct) EAT (0 other reports)

In Scotford and Alexander v Smithkline Beecham EAT/1371/00, the EAT holds that s7 of the Interpretation Act 1978 applies to the Employment Tribunal Rules of Procedure. Summary reasons are therefore "sent" when they would be delivered in the ordinary course of post, unless the contrary is proved. The employees had been able to prove that the summary reasons had not been sent in the circumstances. The tribunal ought in any case to have extended time for requesting extended reasons.