Lord Neuberger: Bringing the common law out of the shadows

14 Aug 2017

Last month, the Supreme Court ruled that employment tribunal fees, introduced during Chris Grayling’s tenure as Lord Chancellor, were unlawful. The fees, the court said, were set at an unaffordable level and this was contrary to the common law right of access to justice.

Given on the eve of Lord Neuberger’s last day of term as president of the Supreme Court, the ruling is testament to his efforts to bring the common law back to a more prominent position. Many saw the ruling as suddenly bringing back old English law principle...

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