Re: "Decisions were made before consultation started"
Line managers will be told the numbers to cut and the unwritten criteria for selection
The truth of the matter is that line managers always have a mental stack ranking of their teams. They already know who is going to be cut as soon as they're told how many heads to chop.
All the legal process in the world amounts to nowt more than window dressing in every company everywhere. Some are just better at pretending than others...
Best of luck to those about to be forced out. The best revenge is to go get another gig at a better gaff and often for more comp.