Since we blogged last week, the Scottish government has opened a consultation on the devolution of the management and operation of employment tribunals to Scotland.

We explained the proposals in our last blog, highlighting that the draft regulations, in their current form, could facilitate 'forum shopping' i.e. that claimants in other parts of the UK, working for a business with a Scottish arm, might seek to raise their claim in Scotland. This could become particularly significant if tribunal fees are abolished here but retained in England and Wales.

If you would like to respond to the consultation, you can access it here. The consultation closes on 24 March 2016. If you have any concerns or would like to discuss any aspect of this with us please get in touch with your usual Brodies' contact.


Kathleen Morrison

Practice Development Lawyer