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Tribunal statistics for 2009/10 published

 




Tribunal statistics for
2009/10 published

Following publication of the overall tribunal jurisdiction figures
earlier this year, a detailed analysis for 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010
reveals that claims submitted increased by 56% and the unfair dismissal median
award was £4,903.

The Tribunals Service
and the Ministry of Justice have published a detailed analysis of the
statistics for employment tribunals for the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March
2010. The statistics confirm that the number of claims submitted increased by
56% compared to 2008/09 and that the greatest increases were in claims in
relation to working time (297%) and unauthorised deductions (122%).

In terms of
representation: (i) lawyers acted as representatives in 161,900 claims; (ii)
trade unions represented in 12,500 claims; (iii) claimants/respondents chose to
represent themselves in 44,900 claims; and (iv) ‘other’ representatives, e.g.
consultants, friends, acted in 16,700 cases.

The report also includes a detailed analysis of the amount of
compensation awarded in various types of claim, including unfair dismissal,
together with information on costs awarded by tribunals.

Matter

Average

Median

Maximum

Unfair Dismissal

Costs

£9,120

£2,288

£4,903

£1,000

£234,549

£13,947

 

September 2010

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