Wasted costs orders

Wasted costs orders allow Employment Tribunals to penalise poor or unreasonable behaviour by representatives which causes increased costs either to their opponents or to their own client.


A representative excludes any person who is acting in a not-for-profit capacity such as a trade union official or a CAB adviser.

Case Report: Mitchells Solicitors v Funkwerk Information Technologies York Limited
EAT decision on the principles to be applied in assessing wasted costs orders.
Mitchells v Funkwerk EAT-0541-07.doc
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