Supreme Court to consider tribunal fees and legal aid residence test

Unison and the Public Law Project get another chance to argue against controversial reforms

26 Feb 2016

The Supreme Court is to hear two appeals against government reforms largely believed to have negatively affected access to justice.

The UK's highest court has granted permission for Unison to appeal a Court of Appeal decision that dismissed the union's judicial review of the government's employment tribunal fees regime.

The appeal court dismissed the union's third attempt to challenge the regime after finding there was insufficient evidence of claimants' inability to afford the contentious fees.

Giving judgment, Lord Justice Underhill said that while he was 'troubled' by the substantial fall in t...

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