Mock Tribunal

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Registration 9:00am
Event: 9:30am till 12:45pm
followed by refreshments and networking

Sharpe Pritchard LLP, Elm Yard,
10-16 Elm St, London WC1X 0BJ


Sharpe Pritchard LLP are delighted to invite you to join our Mock Employment Tribunal session on Wednesday 27th September 2023. Our Employment team will be joined by guest participants from 42 Bedford Row including Iris Ferber KC, Stefan Liberadzki and part-time Employment Tribunal Judge, Michael Salter to offer this immersive and educational experience designed to provide invaluable insights into the tribunal process.

Witness this highly skilled panel of employment law experts in action as they navigate complex disputes, demonstrate their advocacy skills and highlight the role your witnesses will play in a Hearing.


As we strive to meet our goal of reaching net zero and act in a sustainable manner. The accompanying papers and material for the event will not printed but can be downloaded in advance below.

Bundle with Medical Documents Claimant Witness Statement Respondent Witness Statement Agreed List of Issues on LIability

Why should I attend?

Our mock tribunal session will be based on fictional scenarios to help you understand what steps you must be taken and the proof you need to defend claims within the tribunal. This fully interactive session will help you make better and more confident decisions.

You’ll learn:

  • The key legal tests that you must meet
  • The documents you need to support your case
  • The standard of proof required
  • The role the judge plays and how judges make decisions
  • The arguments you can use to reduce the amount of compensation payable even if you lose the case

Topics will include:

  • Your role in the tribunal process
  • How your decisions will be scrutinised in a tribunal
  • What procedures and tactics you should adopt
  • How to prepare witnesses for giving evidence
  • How to cross exam witnesses

Following the mock tribunal there be a Q&A session which be held to allow attendees to discuss their own experiences and to put questions to the panel of experts. There will also be the opportunity to network with fellow attendees before, during and after the event and breakfast and teas/coffees will be served as part of the event.

Who should attend?

The session is essential training for all HR professionals and managers who have yet to experience an Employment Tribunal first-hand or as a refresher for those who have not had the opportunity for some time. We invite you to forward this invitation to all relevant personnel within your organisation. We are not limiting attendees.


Iris Ferber KC

Iris Ferber KC is an Employment law specialist, with a particular focus on litigation involving discrimination. She was called to the Bar in 2005 and was appointed to Silk in 2023.

Iris often deals with high value, legally complex, factually difficult cases - including all types of discrimination, whistleblowing, historic and high value wages claims, and appeals. Her cases often involve vulnerable parties and witnesses. She appears in the Employment Tribunal, the High Court and the appellate courts.

Michael Salter

Michael Salter was called to the Bar in 1999 and specialises in pure employment law and associated areas. He is ranked as a leading junior for employment in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners directories and has been every year since 2013.

He sits as a part-time Employment Judge in England and is the only practising member of the Bar who sits in the Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal. He is one of the country’s first Legally Qualified Chairs of Police Disciplinary Panels. Michael covers all elements of employment law and has a wealth of experience in discrimination litigation, TUPE and related matters. Michael represents a diverse range of clients, from individuals to multi-national companies. He is also instructed by a number of local authorities, public sector employers and Trade Unions.

Stefan Liberadzki

Stefan Liberadzki was called to the Bar in 2013. He is regularly instructed on multi-day Employment hearings including complex discrimination, whistleblowing and constructive dismissal claims.

As well as acting for claimants, his employer client base includes supermarket chains, transport authorities, logistics and distribution businesses, banks, local authorities and schools. Stefan is a co-author of Daniel Barnett’s Employment Law Handbook (8th edition, 2020). He contributed to chapters on employment status, contracts of employment, working time and annual leave, family-related leave, and Tribunal procedure.

Julie Bann, Partner & Head of Employment Law, Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Julie heads the Employment Team. Julie has over 20 years experience of advising a range of employers on all aspects of employment law and since joining Sharpe Pritchard in 2020 has specialised in providing pragmatic legal support to the public sector and third sector.

As a confident advocate, Julie has represented a wide range of clients in Employment Tribunals. This has given Julie a great insight into managing risk and providing proactive support to avoid disputes.

David Leach, Associate, Sharpe Pritchard LLP

David regularly advises on all aspects of employment law with a primary focus on all aspects of non-contentious work. David is currently instructed on several complex TUPE matters as well as matters on where Data Protection interacts with employment matters.

He also supports clients at all stages of the employee life cycle from recruitment, onboarding to exiting employees. This includes supporting during disciplinaries, grievances and other employee relations matters.

Christian Grierson, Junior Associate, Sharpe Pritchard LLP

Christian regularly provides legal advice on all manners of employment law issues. He has particular experience of working with public sector organisations in defending complex employment tribunal claims.

Christian is currently instructed by a number of organisations to progress complex employment litigation. This includes claims of unfair dismissal, discrimination, whistleblowing, breach of the Part Time Worker Regulations and failure to consult during a redundancy process.

Recent feedback includes: “Kit/Christian is extremely professional and thorough with great attention to detail and supported us throughout in successfully winning our employment case. He is an excellent writer and able to simplify complex issues”.

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