As many of you will know, in July the Supreme Court ruled that Tribunal Fees were unlawful. Whilst a barrier to justice has been lifted for future tribunal users, the issue of repayment for those unlawfully charged a fee remained unresolved.
The Government has launched its scheme for re-imbursement. Successful applicants will receive a full refund plus 0.5% interest. However, no indication has been given about whether this system applies to unsuccessful employers who had to repay the fee as part of a Tribunal Award.
We aim to keep all clients informed about the repayment of fees and urge any clients who may be eligible for repayment to contact us.