Parliament seems to have had a brain waive when considering what earth shattering changes can be made to employment legislation. Could it be that the much loathed Statutory Dismissal and Grievance procedures have finally been given the boot? Could TUPE finally have been made clear? No, tribunal chairman are now to be known as employment judges.

The Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 has received Royal Assent last week and makes the above change. It should also make enforcement of Tribunal awards easier. Helpful, but given the number of awards that require formal enforcement, nothing to get too excited about.