Labour & European Law Review
17 September 2014
Employment tribunal statistics published by the Ministry of Justice last week have revealed a staggering 70 per cent drop in single claims received by tribunals.
Although it is “desirable” for tribunals to help litigants who are representing themselves or whose representatives are not legally trained in presenting their cases, the Court of Appeal said in Drysdale v The Department of Transport (The Maritime and Coastguard Agency) that they had a wide margin of appreciation in assessing what was appropriate.
As the law requires local authorities to ensure they safeguard and promote the welfare of children, the High Court has ruled in Camurat v Thurrock Borough Council that they cannot be held to be negligent when supplying information to the police in good faith when they are investigating safeguarding issues.