Application for Extension of Time to Comply with Order Letter Template

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  • A letter template to apply to the Employment Tribunal for an extension of time to comply with an order
  • Downloadable letter in .doc and .pdf formats
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How to get more time to comply with a Tribunal order

Circumstances may pop up during your case where it may be difficult to comply with a Tribunal order. If you’re not going to be able to meet a deadline, use an Application for Extension of Time to Comply with Order template as a way of extending the time limits for your Employment Tribunal orders.

Examples of when you can extend a time limit in Tribunal

There are a number of circumstances where you might need to apply for an extension. This could include where you need to extend for medical reasons or where settlement negotiations look likely to succeed.


Johanna has been unwell and hasn’t had enough time to gather documents to meet her deadline for disclosure.

She applies for an extension to ask for more time to work on this.


Michael is currently having discussions with the Respondent around settlement.

He wants to extend out the deadline for exchanging witness statements, since there will be no need to do this if the settlement is agreed.

He applies for an extension to move out the Case Management Order for exchange of witness statements.


How to apply to extend Employment Tribunal time limits

Once you’ve filled out your template with Valla, it’s important to know how you can apply for an extension of time to comply with the Tribunal’s orders. You should:

  1. create the template in Valla
  2. send the application letter or email to the Tribunal
  3. copy in the Respondent
  4. wait for the Tribunal to confirm whether or not the application for an extension will be granted
  5. chase the Tribunal by phone if you don’t hear from them
  6. don’t assume that the application has been granted until the Tribunal have confirmed this.

Why use Valla?

A law firm can cost anywhere from an initial consultation fee of £200 to £35,000+ plus VAT for Tribunal representation.

Valla offers users low-cost alternatives to pricey law firms. We can help guide you through the process and generate legal documents for your use.

Lawyers can be expensive. But access to justice doesn’t have to be.