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Employment Tribunal Fee Refund Scheme Rolled Out in Full

Since the landmark decision handed down by the Supreme Court on 26 July 2017, which found Employment Tribunal fees to be unlawful, we have been waiting for further details and guidance about the administrative arrangements that will apply in relation to applications for re-imbursement of fees that have previously been paid by parties to Employment

MKB Solicitors nominated for two awards at the Yorkshire Legal Awards

MKB Solicitors has been nominated in two categories at the prestigious Yorkshire Legal Awards to take place at New Dock Hall, Leeds on 12th October 2017. Senior Partner, Glyn Staves, is nominated for the Rising Star Award and the firms Private Client department is nominated for the Private Client award. We hope to follow up recent

Free HR Seminar – Conducting Investigations

The investigation process is key to making sure employees of your organisation are treated fairly. A good investigation process ensures situations are dealt with effectively and consistently, increasing productivity, employee trust and compliance with employment laws. In view of the recent quashing of Employment Tribunal fees, it is expected that far more unfair dismissal challenges

Increase to value of discrimination claims

The Presidents of the Employment Tribunals in England and Wales have increased the bands according to which compensation for injury to feelings awards are calculated. A Claimant that has successfully argued that they have suffered a discriminatory act or acts by their employer is able to apply for an award for the injury caused to

Employment Tribunal Fees – Where are we now?

It is common knowledge that fees required to be paid to commence Employment Tribunal proceedings and to have a Hearing take place to hear those proceedings were found to be unlawful by the Supreme Court on 26th July 2017. Employment Tribunal fees were introduced by the Government in July 2013. Prior to that time Employment

‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves? – an update

When considering what to write for this update I decided to look back upon some thoughts I had previously put to paper and in doing so recalled an article which I wrote in October 2014 entitled ‘Green Shoots or Autumn Leaves?’ (see the articles section on our website for the original publication). Basically, my article

The Importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney

It is important to consider what would happen in the future if you no longer had the mental capacity or physical ability to look after your own affairs.  Creating a Lasting Power of Attorney will provide you with the assurance that if the worst does happen your affairs can easily be looked after. It is