JusticeWatch: The MoJ’s ‘culture of refusal’

Posted by - 28th June 2019

The MoJ’s ‘culture of refusal’ Lawyers who help people in danger of losing their homes claim they are being forced to take on cases at their own financial risk as the Legal Aid Agency adopts a ‘culture of refusal, reported The Guardian. Applications for legal aid in homelessness cases has ‘tumbled’ despite a steep rise

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Threat of legal challenge over delayed civil tender

Posted by - 3rd August 2017

Dozens of solicitors looking to get new civil legal aid contracts could take the Legal Aid Agency (LAA) to court if the current contracts are extended, Legal Voice has learned. Current civil legal aid contracts for face to face and telephone advice end on 31 March 2018. The LAA announced in January that tenders for

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‘Tribunals must work for employers and employees’

Posted by - 7th September 2015

The Law Society has urged the government to scrap employment tribunal fees as part of a wider overhaul of the system. Chancery Lane points out that since the introduction of fees in July 2013 the number of disputes has ‘collapsed by over 60%’. ‘The £1,200 that a claimant must pay for most types of cases

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Unison to appeal employment tribunal fees ruling

Posted by - 9th January 2015

Following the High Court’s dismissal of Unison’s challenge to the employment tribunal fees before the Christmas break, Citizens Advice has released figures which appear to support the trade union’s claim. Unison, with the Equality and Human Rights Commission intervening, brought their challenge on the basis that the cost of bringing claims to the employment tribunal,

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Workers being ‘priced out of justice’ by tribunal fee hikes

Posted by - 13th June 2014

The overall number of employment tribunal claims in the last quarter in the first three months of the year was down 81% on the same period last year following the introduction of court fees last year, according to the Ministry of Justice’s latest figures. Tribunal fees were introduced last July 2013. The new MoJ statistics

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