Application for Preliminary Hearing Letter Template

Our Application for Preliminary Hearing Template ensures your Tribunal judge understands what your case is about.

  • A letter template to apply to the Employment Tribunal for a Preliminary Hearing.
  • Option to include a Peace of Mind check from a Valla coach to ensure your document is professional and taken seriously.
  • Downloadable letter in .doc and .pdf formats.
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Helping you translate what happened into legal claims

A step-by-step guide through the process of translating issues into the language of legal claims, flagging important legal tests you need to consider.

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Heading: What is this claim for?

Remember, you can make more than one claim for the same events. In fact, it’s very common in tribunal cases to bring multiple related claims. Once you finish this claim just add another.

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IN THE SOUTH LONDON EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL BETWEEN:

Agnieszka Nowak
Claimant

and

Thomspon Motors Ltd.
Respondent

PARTICULARS OF CLAIM / PAPER APART

The Claimant
1. I was employed by the respondent as a Car salesperson. My employment with the Respondent terminated on Feb. 16, 2023. The reason I left my role was due to resignation.

Ensuring your claim is taken seriously

A professional-looking document and form filled out in the way the Tribunal wants it, reducing the risk of your claim being rejected.

Reviewed by a legal coach

Your document reviewed by legal expert giving you peace of mind that your Tribunal claim has the best chance of success.

Heading: Request a peace of mind check

We’ll send a copy of your document to the Valla team.
Their responses will be sent by email to angie.nowak@vmail.com.

Review notes (optional)
If you have any questions or instructions for the reviewer, add them here.

When to use the Application for Preliminary Hearing template

Use this where you need to apply for an Employment Tribunal Preliminary Hearing for any reason, other than in relation to strike outs or deposit orders (we have separate kits for these).

The purpose of the Preliminary Hearing will be to decide how the case is going to progress from there to a Final Hearing. During or at the end of the Preliminary Hearing, the Judge will let you know what is going to happen next. Sometimes you might have to wait for a few weeks after the hearing before you get the outcome.

Examples of when you would use an Application for Preliminary Hearing for your Employment Tribunal

You might want to apply for a Preliminary Hearing at the Employment Tribunal if you think there is an important issue that needs to be decided in your case before the Final Hearing. For example:

Example

Dana is making a claim for disability discrimination but her employer does not agree that she meets the legal definition of disability.

She applies to the Employment Tribunal for a Preliminary Hearing to decide whether she was disabled or not.

Example

Pavel is making a claim for unfair dismissal but his employer does not agree that he was dismissed - they say that his employment ended because he resigned.

Pavel applies to the Employment Tribunal for a Preliminary Hearing to decide whether he was dismissed or not.

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How you can prepare for a Preliminary Hearing

Once you’ve filled out your template with Valla, it’s best to know how you can prepare for a Preliminary Hearing. 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 a Preliminary Hearing is going to be listed
  5. gather any evidence that is relevant to the issue that needs to be decided at the Preliminary Hearing.
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