Jones v Governing Body of Burdett Coutts School: CA 2 Apr 1998

The Employment Appeal Tribunal must give reasons for its decision, if it chooses to allow the amendment of appeal the papers in order to hear a point of law which had been conceded in the industrial tribunal. Citing Liverpool Corporation v Wilson, ‘if a point of law goes to jurisdiction, that may be a good reason’ and ‘These authorities show that, although the appeal tribunal has a discretion to allow a new point of law to be raised or a conceded point to be re-opened, the discretion should be exercised only in exceptional circumstances, especially if the result would be to open up fresh issues of fact which, because the point was not in issue, were not sufficiently investigated before the industrial tribunal.’

Robert Walker, Morritt, Stuart-Smith LJJ
Times 22-Apr-1998, Gazette 07-May-1998, [1998] IRLR 521, [1998] EWCA Civ 602, [1999] ICR 38
Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978 84(1)
England and Wales
CitedWilson v Liverpool Corporation CA 1971
The claimants owned 74 acres of an area of 391 acres in Liverpool which the Corporation wanted to acquire for residential development. The authority acquired the land by agreement and made a compulsory purchase order in respect of the remainder.
Appeal fromJones v Burdett Coutts School EAT 16-Jan-1997
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Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.144080