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Tribunal fee challenge

BY Richard Woods
Employment law
BG Purple

Tribunal fees will come into effect on 29 July – or will they?  A Scottish firm of solicitors have lodged a petition for Judicial Review at the Court of Session in Edinburgh to challenge the introduction of fees within the Employment Tribunal system and the EAT in Scotland.

They argue that the imposition of fees in principle is unjust and that it limits access to justice in Scotland.  The firm is seeking an interim interdict to prevent the imposition of fees, pending a full court hearing.  The initial hearing is taking place today and we will keep you fully updated with the outcome.  Watch this space….!

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