How to prepare for urgent applications at the Labour Court

Date: Dec 14, 2022 - Dec 14, 2022

CPD hours: 2 Hours

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Event Type: Webinar

Presenter: Andrew Goldberg

Help you get the order your clients desire on an urgent basis.


Most matters brought on urgency are struck from the roll with costs. How can you avoid this poor situation as a practitioner or litigant? How do you explain to your clients what is urgent and what is not? Andrew Goldberg experienced in Court for over 20 years at the Labour Court that most litigants have no idea as to what makes a matter urgent and why a matter is struck off the roll for lack of urgency.

Join labour law expert Andrew Goldberg on 14 December 2022 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm where he will bring you into the Urgent Court Room and help you get the Order your clients desire on an urgent basis.

Learning objectives

By the end of this Webinar, the attendee should know the following:

  • Urgent Court processes.
  • Know and understand what urgent applications can and should be brought at the Labour Court,
  • How to draft an Urgent Application, what needs to be included, and what needs to be left out.
  • Why costs are awarded.
  • How to avoid costs orders
  • How to report to the client.


The Webinar will cover some or all the following topics:

  1. Introduction;
  2. Urgency vs non urgency – what is the difference?
  3. What matters are by their very nature urgent at the Labour Court?
  4. When can a matter be setdown;
  5. What does an urgent application comprise of – what are the essentialia;
  6. Setdown dates;
  7. Service;
  8. How to avoid pitfalls;
  9. How to get results;
  10. Normal rules vs urgent rules;
  11. Side issues;
  12. Heads of Argument;
  13. The Court Order;
  14. Reporting to Client.

About the Presenter

Andrew Goldberg has been practising for over 17 years in Labour Law, with ten years in his own practice. He is the holder of a master’s degree in Labour Law. Andrew has been an Acting Judge of the Labour Court with two reported judgments and over two thousand appearances at the Labour Court. Andrew has the unique ability to break down topics so that attendees can fully understand all the processes under discussion.

Who should attend?

The following persons will benefit from attending this Webinar:

  • Legal practitioners.
  • HR representatives.
  • Industrial relations officers.
  • Legal officers of companies.
  • Employees.
  • Workers' union officials.
  • Paralegals.
  • Law students and candidate attorneys.
  • Anyone interested in employment and labour law.


R 500.00 per person

Additional material

By attending this webinar, you will be provided with:

  • A summarised slide presentation.
  • Reference documents and/or course material where available.
  • You can ask questions during the Webinar, and you will also have access to the presenter after the Webinar.

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