Up Close and Personnel — March 2014: EAT allows an employee who successfully appeals to recover his fees from the employer

In Portnykh v Nomura International Ltd (2014), the appellant employee was successful in his appeal against a case management decision made by the tribunal and asked the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) to order the respondent employer to repay his fees. The EAT made the order. It should be noted that in doing so the EAT specifically stated that there was no criticism of the employer for defending the appeal because the subject matter of the appeal was a highly arguable matter…

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