Naomi Ling comments in The Lawyer magazine
Employment litigation has not been immune from the effects of the Jackson reforms nor from those designed to reduce the financial burden on the public purse.
The clutch of initiatives coming into force this summer includes measures intended to reduce litigation in the employment tribunals (ETs), such as a compulsory period for conciliation and fees to present a claim and to progress it to hearing.
ETs have never previously demanded fees of any kind but from 29 July claimants will be required to pay £160 and £230 for issue and hearing respectively of simpler claims such as deductions from wages.
For other claims, such as unfair dismissal and discrimination, the corresponding sums are £250 and £950.
Read the full article in The Lawyer Magazine.
Barristers: Naomi Ling