The Employment Tribunals has issued a judicial consultation on awards for injury to feelings and psychiatric injury following De Souza v Vinci Construction (UK) Ltd

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on proposals for an adjustment to the Help with Fees scheme to extend the scope of support available to people on lower incomes.


The UK Government has issued a consultation on the issues to be considered in implementing wider justice system reform principles in the Employment Tribunal system.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills is seeking views on whether non-compete clauses prevent people from starting up their own business after leaving a job.

The Smith Commission recommended that the management and operation of all reserved tribunals (which includes administrative, judicial and legislative powers) be devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

As a result, the Scottish Government is seeking views on a draft Order in Council that makes provision to transfer specified functions of the Employment Tribunal to the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland. The proposed transfer of functions would allow the First-tier Tribunal to hear Scottish employment cases (as defined in the draft Order), along with a number of cases that do not fit within that category but which have a sufficient link to Scotland and should therefore be heard in a Scottish tribunal.