Byrne v Kinematograph Renters Society Ltd: 1958

The court formulated the principles of natural justice: ‘What then are the requirements of natural justice? First, I think that the person accused should know the nature of the accusation made; secondly, that he should be given an opportunity to state his case; and thirdly, of course, the tribunal should act in good faith. I do not myself think that there is really anything more.’


Harman J


[1958] 1 WLR 762

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Approved and RefinedBentley Engineering Co Ltd v Mistry EAT 1978
In employment disciplinary proceedings, natural justice required that a man should have a chance to state his own case and to know sufficiently what was being said against him, so that he could put forward his own case properly.
Slynn J said: . .
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Natural Justice

Updated: 30 April 2022; Ref: scu.228472