Awaited decision: Unison’s challenge against the introduction of Employment Tribunal fees continues. Earlier this year the Court of Appeal dismissed Unison’s appeal against two High Court decisions on judicial review of the fee regime. Following that decision, Unison has applied for permission to appeal to the Supreme Court. A separate review into how effective the introduction of fees has been at meeting the original objectives, while maintaining access to justice is also being carried out by the Ministry of Justice. Consultation on any proposals for reforms to the fees and remissions scheme would follow and so this is an area to watch in 2016.

R (Unison) v Lord Chancellor and anr