Thursday, 10 May 2018

MoJ gears up for surge in employment tribunal cases

Barrister Daniel Barnett’s latest news wire asserts that the Ministry of Justice is looking to appoint 54 employment judges across England & Wales. 

The new appointments will be announced in January 2019, although they are unlikely to take up work immediately as there will need to be training and induction first.
DB goes on to comment that he has been told, informally, that the Ministry of Justice intends to launch a second recruitment round for fee-paid employment judges, once this recruitment round is complete.

Against a back ground of cuts elsewhere within the Justice system, the recruitment campaign for Employment judges clearly corroborates the increase in claims volumes that we have seen since employment tribunal fees were abolished. 

By way of a reminder, the number of single claims increased over the same quarter for the previous year by 64%  for Q3 and 90% for Q4 (according to HM Court & Tribunal Services statistics). The next statistical release for Q1 2018 is expected in June so watch this space for further comment.

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