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The Bank of England has forecast that the UK economy will be entering into a recession in late 2022, with the economic contraction expected to last for just over a year, followed by a period of weak growth. Statistics from the 2008 recession showed a large rise in the number of employment tribunal claims, with a 56% increase during the period. The chief executive of the Tribunals Service at that time stated “there is no doubt that economic conditions have contributed to an increase in the number of cases received”.

With this rather sobering thought in mind, we have compiled a list of litigation ‘top tips’ from our employment specialists in London, which should help you respond appropriately should an employee issue either threaten to turn litigious, or become litigious. We also hope this gives you an opportunity to get to know the members of our team better.

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.