Tribunal fee or tribunal free? Minister suggests level of fees may be reviewed
According to government statistics, the number of employment tribunal claims has dropped by up to 80 per cent since the introduction of tribunal fees and are now apparently at the lowest levels since records began.
It is without doubt a controversial subject. Recently, Jenny Willott (minister for employment relations and consumer affairs) suggested that the level of fees may be reviewed. Meanwhile, enterprise minister Matthew Hancock hailed the drop as being the end of the tribunal system ‘ruthlessly exploited by people seeking to make a fast buck’.
In the middle ground, some commentators, such as policy adviser Richard Dunstan, have proposed an alternative fee regime of nominal fees — for example an issue fee of £50, a respondent’s fee of £50 to defend a claim, a hearing fee of £50 for each party and a ‘losing’ fee for the unsuccessful party of £250–£500…
Click on the link below to read the rest of the Gateley briefing.
Sign in or Register to continue reading this article
It's quick, easy and free!
It takes just 5 minutes to register. Answer a few simple questions and once completed you’ll have instant access.Register now
Why register to The Lawyer
In-depth, expert analysis into the stories behind the headlines from our leading team of journalists.
Identify the major players and business opportunities within a particular region through our series of free, special reports.
Receive your pick of The Lawyer's daily and weekly email newsletters, tailored by practice area, region and job function.
More relevant to you
To continue providing the best analysis, insight and news across the legal market we are collecting some information about who you are, what you do and where you work to improve The Lawyer and make it more relevant to you.
News from Gateley Plc
News from The Lawyer
Briefings from Gateley Plc
The prospect of ’scorching’ weather has led to appeals from the TUC for employers to allow staff to dress down and wear cooler clothes for the office.
The Commercial Court has exercised its discretion to grant a stay of court proceedings (meaning a suspension of proceedings) pending the result of a connected arbitration, between separate but related parties.
Analysis from The Lawyer
Gateley bigshots see personal wealth soar on flotation, but face penalties for early exit .
Gateley is to float on the London Stock Exchange, becoming the first UK firm to list itself as a public limited company. But why would a firm would look to float, and what it could mean for the industry?