The Lord Chancellor's Department has today announced the creation of a unified tribunal service, which will swallow up the role of the Employment Tribunal Service. It is described in the LCD's press release as "The Greatest Shake-Up for 40 Years"
The new tribunal service will be responsible for employment tribunals, the EAT, the appeals service, immigration tribunals, lands tribunals, the criminal injury compensation authority and others.
But don't get too excited! It's not going to happen overnight. A consultation document, to discuss the mechanics of change, will be published later this year.