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Fee-free ET claim system up-and-running

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 9 August 2017

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that the ET and EAT Fees Order 2013 must be quashed, HM Courts & Tribunals Service have announced that fees are no longer payable with immediate effect. The effect of the ruling is that the fees have been found to be unlawful from the time they were introduced. The online service for submitting a claim has now been amended to exclude the requirement to pay a fee and ‘fee-free’ claims can be submitted online or by sending the ET1 form to the relevant tribunal central office. Full details of the refund scheme for fees paid since 2013 will be announced by HMCTS in due course.


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