EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL CLAIM Naomi Cunningham and Michael Reed

Author: Naomi Cunningham and Michael Reed
Item Weight 1.21 pounds
ISBN-10 1908407352
ISBN-13 978-1908407351
Product Dimensions 5.83 x 1.57 x 8.27 inches
Customer Reviews 4.3 out of 5 stars 33Reviews
Publisher Legal Action Group; 4th Revised edition (January 1, 2016)
Language: English
Best Sellers Rank #12,774,778 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
‘How useful,’ says Cox J, ‘to be able to reach for a book like this and find, all in one place, sensible and realistic guidance on every conceivable aspect of employment legislation.’ This ‘rare gem’ as the New Law Journal has described it, is less a law book as such, than an overwhelmingly practical guide to the conduct of an employment tribunal.
Unlike most practitioner titles published by the estimable LAG (Legal Action Group), this book is aimed at helping those who are not qualified to navigate their way through the often intricate procedures and pitfalls of an employment tribunal, including claimants acting for themselves or their unqualified, or partly qualified advisers.
However, also note the usefulness of this book for lawyers: those who find themselves involved in tribunal work only occasionally, or specialist employment lawyers who will find this book, with its practical plain-speaking approach, a valuable assistant in helping them explain tribunal matters to their often uncomprehending clients.
Logically structured, the book is divided into chapters that broadly correspond to the sequence of employment tribunal proceedings. Practical guidance on each stage of proceedings is methodically delivered chapter by chapter, while at the same time, alerting hopeful claimants to the unwritten rules inherent in the decision making process. The book demystifies the procedures as well as the jargon which emerges as an inescapable part of the tribunal process.
This new fourth edition has been updated to include, most importantly, the new employment Tribunal Rules of procedure 2013, plus useful advice on tribunal fees, as well as guidance on the Early Conciliation Process shortly due to come into force. Those fees of course, are at the centre of Cunningham and Reed’s very sound advice as to whether or not a claimant should go ahead with a claim. Think not about what you’ll get, (probably an unrealistic hope), but what it will cost you to get it – is the central message.
Then there is the time factor. ‘Read this first: time limits’ cautions the headline on the first page of the text, followed by ‘read this second’ and eventually ‘read this third: mitigation’. In other words, if you have lost your job, get cracking and start assembling your evidence now – it may be months before you get a hearing – and do read this easy-to-read book, with its wealth of resources for those wanting further information on cases, statutes, statutory instruments and so forth. The publication date is stated as at 13 November 2013.
Phillip Taylor MBE

Nigerian Family, Marriage and Divorce Law

This week we will focus on Nigerian Family, Marriage and Divorce Law. Let me start by saying It’s more permanent than a separation and involves a legal process. It means the marriage is officially over.
The divorce rate in the country has been on the increase by the day and there are so many reasons for that. This is why princess legal world went into the streets to ask Nigerians. Enjoy the excerpt A formal ending of a marriage is known as divorce.
Pastor Mrs. Edobong Akpabio is of the view that When a couple have been married for a period of time and desire to have children but this doesn’t happen, there will be stress, friction and discomfort between the couple and frustration in the union. In our climes especially, family members and friends may join to deepen these fault lines which, if not carefully handled, could lead to divorce.
Mr. Kemi Adeleye a Businessman adds that the hardship in the system has resulted into a hopeless situation for many young men who are unable to effectively support a family unit. Its beyond just keeping a woman and sleeping with her daily. There are hopes and aspirations in life for the man and woman. It includes rearing children; training them at school; feeding, clothing and providing for their healthcare needs etc. All of this require money, which has now become somewhat difficult to come by, leading to lost hopes. And when hope is lost, calamity looms. That exactly is the reason why the crime rate is increasing. This country is in every tough situation. I hope I have been able to answer your question
An astude lawyer Barrister Aronke Omame aka Sisilawyer spoke extensively about divorce being the second most stressful human experience after the death of a loved one.To her, divorce is the death of a marriage relationship. We are all created for relationship and when ours dies, we have a lot of stress. Many people ’reject’ divorce as an antidote against marriage failure and for that reason do not see when the storm is coning.
The only reason recognised by law is that the marriage has broken down irretrievably. There are many facts by which the law recognises that a marriage has broken down. These are what a party needs to prove to the court.
1. Since the wedding the other party has failed to have sexual intercourse. We call it consummation. (Once that party has one act of consummation that fact can no longer support the ground for divorce).
2. The party has behaved in an intolerable way that the petitioner finds it intolerable to live with him. (This fact is as wide as anyone can wish to expand it.)
3. The party has committed adultery and the petitioner can not live with him. (Sexual intimacy after knowing about the adultery nullifies the fact)
4. The party has deserted the petitioner for a continuous period of one year precedding the petition.
5. The parties have lived apart for 2 years and the other party doesn’t object to a divorce.
6. The parties have lived apart for three years.
7. The petitioner has not seen the other party for 7 years and has reason to believe that he/she is dead.
Divorce is rising because the foundations of many marriages are faulty.
Mr. Ralph Seriki said the causes of divorce varies with the people involved in his words
“Divorce varies as people varies
Common who controls the TV remote could cause divorce
Not having common grounds of agreement could be a reason
Irreconcilable differences is another
Sexual incompatibility like not having time for intimacy, Pressing toothpaste from the middle and not the bottom could result to that
I can go on and on and on…..
Anything can cause divorce”
Barrister Adedoyin Shobiye slightly withholding on the issue has this to say
“If I’m to answer, in this frame of mind, I will say, greed, insatiable, pressure (family or peer) and covetousness.
Some marry for money, some for marrying sake, some test the sea with both feet, some for fun, while some where forced to either by circumstances or environment, the list is endless.
Some see marriage as a get away, some see it as divine. It all depends on our disposition”
And Julian Omolara responded that if you are not happy with your marriage, if the home is lik a military Zone, if you can’t play with whom you call your husband. He is always looking angry even the children are scared going close him what you get from such a marriage at end is divorce.
In conclusion sometimes people disagree on things sometime little and sometimes big depending on the frequency of its occurrence a partner can throw in the towel and they a divorced.
Nigerian law is clear on divorce and it’s advisable to be done in the presence of a lawyer.
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