Tribunals are increasingly a battle of nerves for all parties.

The facts of Konczak v BAE Operations illustrate that. Mrs Konczak brought a claim. She was offered £75k before the liability hearing. She turned it down. Her Solicitors then withdrew and she faced going into the hearing fighting the case herself against the employer who had engaged a QC.

She won the liability hearing which included a discrimination and unfair dismissal. Remedy was adjourned to another day.

Prior to the remedy hearing she was offered £200k. She turned that down. She was awarded £45k by the Tribunal, which she then appealed.