Coronavirus (Covid-19) : TMP Business Continuity Statement
We are closely following all Public Health England and World Health Organisation guidance and are ready to adapt to the fast changing situation.
In line with Government guidance, the measures that we have taken include:
work from home when necessary
continue to work effectively, and remotely, within our secure and resilient IT environment
no non-essential travel
attendance at the office is strictly by prior appointment only. There will be no admission to the office without a prior appointment
To help us avoid putting you and others at risk, whilst ensuring minimal impact on our communication with you, please communicate with us:
by email where possible
by text or WhatsApp
by telephone, using the relevant individual’s mobile wherever possible, or otherwise our general office number 020 3693 2545
by video conferencing e.g. by Zoom, Skype or Facetime, or other provider.
TMP now operates a hybrid working model; whereby staff work partly or mainly from home during the week. We are however open for business as usual. Our main telephone number, +44 (0)20 3693 2545, is in operation from 9:00 to 18:00. We encourage you to send instructions, papers and updates in electronic form. Papers scanned and saved, ideally in PDF format. Draft documents to be saved in Word. Bundling of papers into a single PDF or Word attachment (or series of bundles) and bookmarking is greatly appreciated. In the interest of ensuring GDPR-compliance, we can also provide a secure site for sharing documents. If there is no alternative but to send papers in hard copy, please give us advance warning so as to avoid any delay in the papers reaching the fee earner.
See here the latest practice directions for Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal. They can be found at:
https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/employment-rules-and-legislation-practice-directions/ for England and Wales
and https://www.judiciary.uk/publications/directions-for-employment-tribunals-scotland/ for Scotland
Some useful links:
Amendment to direction issued by employment tribunal presidents’ on 19 March 2020
Acas - Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for employers and employees
Holiday entitlement and pay during coronavirus Covid-19
Employment Tribunal and Courts
The Employment Tribunals in England and Wales and in Scotland. FAQs arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.
In person hearings commencing before Friday 26 June 2020 are all converted to case management hearings by telephone (or electronic means), and all hearings commencing on or after Monday 29 June 2020 will, subject to further Direction, be proceeding.
HMCTS telephone and video hearing during coronavirus outbreak
HMCTS daily operational summary on courts and tribunals during coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak
Priority Courts to make sure justice is served
Daily Operational Summary on Courts and Tribunals during Coronavirus (Covid-19) Outbreak
Corona Virus (Covid-19) NHS Guidance
Civil Litigation Protocol Regarding Remote Hearings
Full Guidance on Staying at Home and Away from Others
Gov.UK Corona Virus (Covid-19) What You Need to Do
Guidance for schools, childcare providers, colleges and local authorities in England maintaining educational provision
Guidance on Claim for Wage Costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Guidance on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable persons from Covid-19
The Remote Access Family Court (Covid-19)
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020