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Re-introduction of tribunal fees – why we need to strike the right balance

Employment tribunal fees have been a constant talking point; not only among employment lawyers and the legal profession but also the individuals who wish to bring claims and the businesses who defend them. In 2013, the fees were introduced by the then Lord Chancellor, aiming to reduce the number of malicious and weak cases reaching court.

Article by: Philip Richardson | Published: 25 November 2018

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Non-Competes: how the latest court of appeal decision impacts your restrictions

Take great care with “off the shelf” contracts – there is no such thing as a “standard” non-compete and post termination restrictions should be tailored to the reality of your business. Don’t be greedy when deciding on the length of restrictions. The courts have no power to reduce the length of the restriction and so the length shorter rather than longer.

Article by: Ben Smith and Dan Pollard | Published: 11 November 2017

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Fall in tribunal claims

From July 2013 aggrieved employees were required to pay a fee to first litigate a claim and then if the matter is to go to hearing a further fee – both of which are significant at up to £1200 in total. Article by Vanessa James, Partner and Head of Employment and Immigration, SA Law LLP

Article by: | Published: 13 April 2015

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Mandatory conciliation scheme off to a positive start

But it’s too early to judge effectiveness says Furley Page. A service which aims to resolve employment disputes swiftly without the need for a tribunal has got off to a successful start, according to the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)/

Article by: | Published: 12 January 2015

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The Legalities of HR – Jury returns on ET changes

As the employment litigation landscape continues to change, Eversheds LLP conducted a timely survey in the quest to find out what the practical implications will mean. Here, Geoffrey Mead, Partner at Eversheds LLP, summarises the key findings.

Article by: | Published: 23 June 2014

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False certainty

Government has now consulted on the majority of the Tribunal reforms

Article by: | Published: 2 April 2014