Tom Stafford explains the social and unconscious biases which affect Judges just as they affect all human beings.
Barry Clarke describes the extent of the "digital footprint" which we all leave online and the risks for all judicial office holders.
Describes 15 cognitive or unconscious biases which may affect witnesses but also decision-makers.
David Pearl outlines the structure and purpose of this tribunal.
A salutary warning about some commonly held myths about spotting liars based upon body language. The importance of a tribunal avoiding assessment of credibility based on body language and adopting a rational approach to establishing ...
A light-hearted look at 10 top tips for writing judgments which won’t be overturned on appeal.
An Employment Appeal Tribunal Judge gives advice on how to approach the writing of reasons in the Employment Tribunal.
Why it is hard for judges to admit when they have made mistakes. The limited options open to judges when they have second thoughts about a decision.
An overview of the historical reasons and developing practice in the use of members with special expertise (such as registered medical practitioners and chartered accountants) in tribunals. The deference of the appellate jurisdictions to the ...
Discusses the stress or discomfort we experience when confronted by new information which conflicts with our existing beliefs, ideas or values. For example, another tribunal member may express a contrary view. Advocates self-awareness, challenging oneself ...