You have appeared before a Tribunal on behalf of a client with an employment law problem. The evidence has all been heard and the facts are now established. It is time to make a strong closing submission. Before you make your submission you must research the legal issues and prepare your arguments.
In this assignment, some of you will appear for the employer, some for the employee. Your client will be allocated by the unit coordinator on Moodle when the assessment scenario is released.
You are permitted to appear before the tribunal from your home office (assume your client is with you). Record your presentation to the Tribunal including announcing your appearance, provide a brief introduction and overview and then walk the Tribunal through your arguments before arguing a conclusion in favour of your client.
In line with usual good practice you must provide a concise written outline of your submissions to the Tribunal. The written submissions should provide a concise outline of your clients view of the relevant facts, the legal issues, the most relevant law and then your conclusion (your argument). The purpose of the outline is to enable the Tribunal to easily follow your presentation and be persuaded by your argument.
Your opponent will also be doing the same so you should anticipate their arguments and meet the oppositions argument in your presentation and outline.
Written submissions must be concise and less than 1500 words. Assume this is a Practice Direction from the Tribunal which also suggests headings and subheadings for the Tribunal to follow the document. The written outline should match the course of your presentation.
Dot points for facts, law and arguments are permitted. Citations for cases and full extracts from legislation are not required, just go to the point you are making and assume the Tribunal has been supplied with the case and the legislation and they have it in front of them.
Presentation time maximum of 15 minutes. Dress appropriately and present in a professional manner.