Kerry Underwood

A Christmas Carol by the High Court

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As the Supreme Court is about to hear the appeal against the Administrative Court’s refusal to judicially review Employment Tribunal fees, this post I wrote at the time needs another airing.

Kerry Underwood

As the Supreme Court is about to hear the appeal against the Administrative Court’s refusal to judicially review Employment Tribunal fees, this post I wrote at the time needs another airing.

Scene: 

Any solicitor’s office in the country (except the Strand).

Solicitor:

So, Ms Peasant you have been sacked because you are pregnant and you have come in for a free interview.  Typical of your sort if I may say so.

Client: 

It’s so unfair.  I want to bring a claim.  You do no win no fee don’t you?

Solicitor: 

WE do. The State doesn’t.  Tribunal fees are £1,200.00 win or lose.

Client: 

I haven’t got that sort of money!  I am unemployed.  I’ve been sacked.

Solicitor: 

Come, come now.  I am an employment lawyer.  I know the minimum wage is £6.50 an hour.  Easy to remember; it is one hundredth of what I charge – 200 hours work and you…

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December 6, 2016 at 6:21 am

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