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Government consults on fees for employment tribunals


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Carvill & Johnson, Solicitors in Birmingham report that the government has outlined in greater detail its proposed reforms to employment law by publishing a consultation on the fees to be introduced for individuals wishing to make use of the tribunal system.

While there is presently no cost for taking such action, the government is considering introducing two options for charging fees in employment tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

The first proposal would see an initial fee (£150-£250) followed by further charges (£250-£1,250) should the claim proceed to hearing. Alternatively, individuals could make just one payment of between £200 and £600, but have their compensation limited to £30,000. For any awards above this threshold, a higher initial amount of £1,750 would be charged.

Birmingham Solicitors add that under the terms of the consultation, the first of these options would also apply to appeals to the Employment Appeal Tribunal. In such cases, the initial fee would be £400 and the hearing fee would be £1,200.

Interested parties have until 6th March 2012 to comment on the proposals. This would be followed by the introduction of fees in 2013 for the first option, while, in the latter case, fees would not be introduced until 2014.

Carvill & Johnson can offer expertise in a wide range of civil problems and advise you on the following; Dispute resolution, Employment tribunals, Licensing applications, Contract law, Consumer law, Planning law.

If you would like advice from Birmingham Solicitor, Carvill & Johnson, mediation or think you have a case, our team is on hand to help. We offer an efficient, cost-effective service. We will also give a written quotation in advance, so you can make a fully informed decision before proceeding. Carvill & Johnson can conduct certain cases on a no win no fee basis.

Carvill & Johnson is a well-established firm of solicitors based in the heart of Northfield, to the south-west of Birmingham city centre. Located in the heart of a thriving local community, we provide a broad range of legal services normally found only at a city centre practice, but without the associated city centre costs.

To find out more about how we can help you, please contact Carvill & Johnson in Northfield , Birmingham .


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