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TRIBUNAL FEES: What price justice?

06 April 2012  

The government’s proposals to charge claimants to bring a case before the employment tribunal could do more harm than good, warns Peter Wallington QC

The now infamous statutory dispute resolution procedures were introduced with the best of intentions, but little appreciation of the law of unintended consequences. The result was a legal framework that did little to reduce the volume of employment litigation, while managing to create a more legalistic regime for internal grievances and appeals, arbitrary hurdles to access to the tribunal system and a rash of satellite litigation.




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