The EAT case of Mr Halpin v Sandpiper Books Ltd confirms that which we already know! That decisions as to redundancy selection pools and criteria are matters for management and an Employment Tribunal will rarely interfere with them. In this case, the Claimant was the only employee based in China and the Respondent’s decision to make his post redundant was based on a ‘pool of one’. The Claimant tried to argue that factors such as interchangeability of skills should have been taken into account, albeit that those with the interchangeable skills were based in the UK. The EAT dismissed the challenge to the fairness of the decision based solely on the question of ‘the pool’.