UK Employment Law – A Good Plan for Workers?

Kerry Scott-Patel

At a time when there is considerable uncertainty around how the UK will withdraw from the EU and the long and short-term implications of our withdrawal it has certainly been the case that the Brexit process has brought many legislative changes in employment law almost to a grinding halt. There has been little employment law making it onto our statute books. Conversely, since the UK’s Supreme Court ruled in July 2017 that the level of Employment Tribunal fees introduced by the Government in 2014 was unlawful and thereby abolishing them immediately, the number of Employment Tribunal cases being submitted has increased. In the last reported quarter for the year 2017/18, claims were up by 165% on the same period in the previous year and it is anticipated that this will continue to rise.

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United Kingdom Employment Consultant April 2019 Vol.12, No. 47, Spring 2019

Kerry Scott-Patel

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Kerry Scott-Patel is a solicitor [non-practising], specialising in employment law. She designs and delivers training with ‘Wilmington Bond Solon’ for domestic and international clients, on all aspects of workplace law. Kerry has over ten years’ experience as a practising solicitor, initially with RadcliffesLeBrasseur in London and subsequently with DLA Piper in the Middle East. She is a Member of the Employment Lawyers Association. Additionally, Kerry works with ‘Judicial & Silk’, assisting members of the legal profession seeking judicial appointment.

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United Kingdom Employment Consultant April 2019 Vol.12, No. 47, Spring 2019