Wednesday 24 February 2016

Tribunals' Annual Report

The Senior President of the Tribunals has published his Annual Report.

The following points are relevant to employment practitioners:-
  • last year was the 50th anniversary of the establishment of employment tribunals;
  • at pages 97-100 of the report, there is a very good summary of the interesting cases of the year;
  • employment tribunals lost a number of salaried employment judges through retirement, but there was no recruitment of salaried or fee-paid judges to replace them, leading to a reduction in judicial numbers
  • the number of EAT appeals last year was about 45% of those pre-fees (July 2013)
  • a drop in the last six years from 60% of EAT litigants being professionally represented, to just 40% being professionally represented
  • various options arising from devolution of the Scottish employment tribunal system are set out.

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