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Certification Officer: forthcoming hearings

Cases due to be heard by the Certification Officer.

Simpson v Unite the union: 26/27/28 January 2021

The applicant made three complaints under 108A (1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 that the union breached its rules relating to the disciplinary process.

The case will be heard remotely using Zoom videoconferencing facilities. If you wish to join the hearing via Zoom, please contact the Certification Office by email info@certoffice.org or by calling 0330 109 3609.


If you have a disability and need help attending a hearing, please contact the Certification Office (info@certoffice.org / 0330 109 3602) to discuss any reasonable adjustment you need.

Published 18 November 2016
Last updated 7 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Certification Officer Hearing in the case of Hussain v CWU to be held on 15 December 2020

  2. Simpson v Unite the Union: rescheduled hearing date

  3. Kidd v MU -Adjourned

  4. new hearing dates

  5. update of page

  6. new hearing date

  7. new hearing date

  8. CO hearing - Hussain v CWU

  9. postponement of hearing

  10. Two new Certification Officer hearings listed: St John v Unite the Union on 7 January 2020; Hussain v CWU on 29 January 2020.

  11. New hearing added (Crew v Aegis the Union) and new date for Dinsdale v GMB (2)

  12. new hearing date

  13. Three new hearings added, Watkins v British Medical Association, Parlour v NASWUT and Dunham v Society of Radiographers

  14. new CO hearing

  15. Cancellation of hearing - Dosanjh v POA

  16. New Certification Officer hearings listed: - Dosanjh v POA and Oley & Others v Unite the Union

  17. new hearing date

  18. Hearing for McFadden v Unite the Union on 16 January 2019 cancelled

  19. McFadden v Unite the Union - hearing added

  20. Kelly v Musicians' Union - hearing added

  21. Robinson v GMB - hearing added

  22. A new Certification Officer hearing has been listed - Lascelles v Prospect

  23. Blackledge v UCU - hearing listed

  24. Hussain v CWU - remedy hearing listed

  25. New Certification Officer Hearing

  26. Start time for Coyne & Brooks v Unite the Union (25 June) changed to 2:00pm and Thursday 28 June as an afternoon only hearing

  27. Gates v Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists - hearing listed for 4 July 2018

  28. Coyne & Brooks v Unite the Union - 5 day hearing listed for 25-29 June.

  29. cancellation of hearing - Dawson v UCU

  30. new hearing date added

  31. Added hearing in the case of Dinsdale v GMB on 19 April 2018

  32. Added preliminary hearing in the case of Coyne & Brooks v Unite the Union

  33. Rolfe v POA: hearing listed for Friday 2 March 2018

  34. Pollock v Accord: the hearing set for 15 February 2018 is cancelled

  35. The hearing set for Wednesday 24 January 2018 has been cancelled

  36. Added directions hearing for Coyne & Brooks v Unite the Union on 26/01/18

  37. New hearings announced for Markham v GMB and for Pollock v Accord.

  38. 1. The hearing for Pollock v Accord set for 30 November 2017 has been cancelled 2. Hearing listed for Chisholm v Unite the Union on 18 December 2017

  39. Pollock v Accord hearing

  40. McFadden v Unite the Union: the hearing set for Monday 9 October and Tuesday 10 October 2017 has been cancelled

  41. Announcement of forthcoming hearings.

  42. hearing date

  43. Details of restricted seating at venue.

  44. hearing postponed

  45. First published.

  46. New Certification Officer hearing dates

  47. A number of cases have been listed for hearings.

  48. Brough v Union of Construction, Allied Trades & Technicians (UCATT) (No. 2) has been listed for a hearing on 15 August 2016.

  49. Forbes v Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association: the hearing scheduled for 25 May 2016 in Edinburgh has been postponed.

  50. Three cases listed by the Certification Officer for hearings.

  51. Henderson v GMB has been listed for a hearing on 1 March 2016.

  52. The case of Mills v Unite the Union has been listed for a hearing on 11 November 2015 at Fleetbank House, London.

  53. Forthcoming hearings

  54. Forthcoming hearings

  55. Forthcoming Certification Officer hearing

  56. Stevens v Union of Democratic Mineworkers will be heard before the Certification Officer on 7 May 2015.

  57. Beaumont (4) and Mansell v Unite the Union: venue confirmed

  58. New venue for the Mills v Unite the Union hearing on 9 April 2015.

  59. New venue for the Street and Street (2) v UNISON hearing on 1 April 2015.

  60. Forthcoming hearings before the Certification Officer.

  61. The hearing date of 25 February 2015 for the case Stevens v Union of Democratic Mineworkers has been postponed. A new hearing date will be announced shortly.

  62. The hearing scheduled for 28 January 2015 in the case Barton v UNISON will not now go ahead. A decision will be placed on the website in due course.

  63. The hearing date of 19 January 2015 for Street and Street (2) v UNISON has been postponed. A new hearing date will be announced shortly.

  64. Details of forthcoming hearings published on the Certification Officer’s website.

  65. Notice of three new public hearings.