The Law Society of Scotland has urged the Scottish and UK governments to undertake an urgent review of employment tribunal fees. It argues that the fees, introduced a year ago, were behind an 81% drop in the number of cases going before tribunals in the UK. The Society added that the fees represent “a major barrier to access to justice”. However, the UK ministers have said that it is “reasonable to expect people to pay” towards the £74m annual cost of the service.

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