pre-hearing review
(PHR)
In employment law, a hearing that takes place before the substantive hearing of the case that may be used to make case management decisions and to determine any preliminary issues (such as whether the claimant is an employee or whether the claim was brought in time). It may also be used to consider whether a party's case has any reasonable prospect of success, and if not, whether it should be struck out or whether the party should have to pay a deposit in order to continue with it.
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