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No new tribunals for bira members in 2018

Things are always changing in the field of employment law; shifting rules, regulations and standards can often leave employers feeling confused and frustrated which can lead to costly mistakes for those who don’t take professional legal advice, with one outcome being taken to tribunals.

One of the biggest changes in recent years was the decision in July 2017 by the Supreme Court that fees in respect of employment tribunal proceedings were unlawful.

Since that decision was made, claim numbers have dramatically increased and in the first quarter of this year, over 9,200 single claims were made – up by a staggering 118% during the same period in 2017.

It’s not all bad news however. Ellis Whittam, bira’s employment law partner have recently confirmed that no new employment tribunals have been brought against bira members in the first half of 2018.

This fact, in stark contrast to the national trend, is great news for members and shows how important it is to use the free bira legal service to speak with fully qualified employment lawyers whenever you need advice.

Ellis Whittam have also put together answers to frequently answered questions about employment tribunals which you can read here.

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