When conducting advocacy, all those who have appeared before the EAT will know that parties are required to print and take copies of the cases to which they will refer in argument. There are some cases that come up time and time again like groundhog day.
The EAT have therefore decided to take the sensible approach of keeping copies of such cases rather than requiring the parties to cases to keep producing and bringing copies with them to hearing. How many trees will this save – why didn’t someone think of this earlier?
The list of cases (which will be updated so always check the list before preparing an EAT authorities bundle) can be found at http://www.justice.gov.uk/downloads/tribunals/employment-appeals/familiar-cases.pdf. The list is also useful as a crib sheet of key cases on certain topics, although it should be stressed there are many key cases that haven’t made it to the list.
I wonder if Tribunals will start doing the same soon – do Tribunals really need a copy of BHS v Burchell provided to them in every unfair dismissal case?