ET3 grounds of resistance

ET3 and Grounds of Resistance

The Law Clinic assesses each case individually and takes great pride in understanding every aspect of the business before representing it. Below are 7 ways that the law clinic can help a business owner who is facing a claim. The Law Clinic can help you with one step, if you wish to represent yourself, or can take over the entire process to give you the best chances of success.

If you’ve had an ET1 filed against you, then you only have 28 days from the day the claim has been filed to send your ET3 to the employment tribunal. Our employment law experts could begin working on your case within 24 hours and fully focus our attention on your situation.

Important: There’s a strict time-limit of 28 days to return an ET3 form to the employment tribunal office, and we appreciate you’ll still have other pressures on your time. That’s why if you instruct us to help, our employment law experts will identify the strengths of your case, present a robust defence in the ET3 form, and prepare a comprehensive plan to defend the case and protect the best interests of your business, all with a minimal burden on your time.

  1. We start by planning your defence – Your defence needs to give a clear picture of why you think the claim should be rejected. We must carefully analyse the situation, paying critical attention-to-detail to form your case.
  2. Draft your case – Understand why you resist the claim. Provide credible reasons of why you disagree with the claim – reasons which will stand under scrutiny of a tribunal hearing.
  3. Complete the ET3 form – The ET3 is the employer’s response to the ET1 (the claim sent to the employment tribunal office). This is amongst the first documents the tribunal panel will read, so it is vital that this is completed carefully and properly summarises your case. We will use our experience with hundreds of employment cases to complete your ET3 form and present your case in the best possible way.
  4. Give you an insight to the employee’s case – We have vast experience of completing tribunal cases for employees themselves. That means we know how employees form cases, and we can use that information to assist you with your defence.
  5. Give you the full knowledge of employment law – To form a valid case, you must understand how employment law is involved. We will bring our knowledge to the table and assess the legality of both the employer and employee’s actions.
  6. Give you the best possible chance of success – Thorough research, attention-to-detail, a properly completed ET3 and a carefully planned case are all there to give you the best chance of successfully defending the tribunal claim.
  7. Take responsibility for you – Even if you have already started to defend the case, but realise now that you need professional assistance, we’ll take on the case to give you the best chance of success.


If you are an employer and looking for some support contact us on 020 8579 1345

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