Sir Ernest Ryder’s plan for modernising the tribunal system has been published. The proposals include:
• introducing digital case files, to allow judges access to a digital case record and manage the case online
• having a library of relevant templates from which orders, notices, standard letters and documents can be produced
• digitally recording all proceedings in tribunals, to allow transcripts of proceedings to be produced where appropriate (which will mean parties won’t have to argue over their notes of evidence when appealing to the EAT)
Although not guaranteed, it is likely that these plans will be implemented over the coming 24 months.