Acas and Collingwood Legal unite for mock employment tribunals

Human resource managers and company bosses can discover the pain-free way what goes on at employment tribunals

Paul McGowan, founder and principal lawyer at Collingwood Legal
Paul McGowan, founder and principal lawyer at Collingwood Legal

Employment advisory and conciliation service Acas has awarded a third consecutive contract to specialist North East employment law firm Collingwood Legal to deliver a series of mock employment tribunal sessions in the North East.

Aimed at human resources professionals, company bosses and anyone with line management responsibilities, the events focus on the practical element of tribunal proceedings and provide an insight into how proceedings are set up for anyone called to give evidence at them.

Acas and Collingwood will share the delivery of a number of interactive training days over the coming months, which are based around giving attendees practical experience of the situations they might experience at a live employment tribunal.

Ian Mastaglio at Acas said: “We are delighted to be working with Collingwood Legal again. Feedback from participants is resoundingly positive and they report how much they enjoy the interactive mock tribunal session and having their practical questions answered by expert employment law solicitors.”

Collingwood Legal advises some of the North East’s largest public and private sector organisations on all aspects of employment law, as well as many other clients based outside the region, and was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category of this year’s Journal Business Awards.

Paul McGowan, founder and principal lawyer, added: “Our mock tribunals provide a realistic, safe environment in which anyone who might find themselves taking part in an actual hearing can gain some practical experience of how they work, get advice on preparing for an appearance and ask questions about specific situations. We had terrific feedback from participants in last year’s programme.”

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