Workers victory as Supreme Court scraps tribunal fees and forces government to repay claimants
Supreme Court rules that fees are particularly discriminatory towards women and orders government to scrap them
THE UK Supreme Court has ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful, scrapping them and forcing the government to repay up to £32m to claimants.
The case was brought after rules, introduced in 2013 by then Lord Chancellor Chris Grayling MP, imposed fees on employees bringing claims against employers to tribunal.
Legal expert: Supreme court shows brexit has “blown apart” UK constitution
UK supreme court on Brexit has heard from the UK’s various national parliaments
ONE of Scotland’s leading constitutional legal experts has said that it is clear from proceedings at the UK supreme court that brexit has “blown apart” the antiquated constitutional basis of the UK.
The UK Government is in the midst of attempts to have a previous ruling of the supreme court, that the UK Parliament must vote to invoke Article 50 and trigger brexit, overturned.
Maggie Mellon: An open letter to John Swinney on Named Person
Campaigner Maggie Mellon offers some advice to deputy first minister and education secretary John Swinney on the Scottish Government's Named Person scheme
DEAR John Swinney,
You have asked for engagement on the future of the Named Person following the ruling of the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court ruled the information sharing provisions unlawful and also cautioned that parental or child consent to share personal information should not be obtained by the threat of any possible consequences.
Neil McLeod: Scotland is eyeing the life raft as Brexit Britain hits stormy waters
Writer Neil McLeod says the lack of a coherent Brexit plan from the UK Government is shambolic
IT comes as no surprise to have something in the way of confirmation via a leaked memo from consultancy firm Deloitte that the UK Government has no idea what it’s doing on Brexit.
Ian Merrilees: Supreme Court could send Brexit on lengthy detour through Europe
Ian Merrilees, a former teacher in European law, digs into the detail of the latest development in the Brexit wrangle
IN spite of all the froth surrounding the High Court ruling on Brexit, the legal analysis contained nothing that would surprise an undergraduate law student.
Nicky MacCrimmon: What the Supreme Court really said about Named Person and what it means
Perthshire community worker Nicky MacCrimmon outlines today's Supreme Court decision on the controversial Named Person legislation and what it means
IN A monumental day for one of the Scottish Government’s flagship policies, the Supreme Court finally released its ruling on the Named Person Scheme and the Scottish Parliament’s competency to implement it under the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014.
Maggie Mellon: How the Named Person crusade could damage the case for Scottish independence
Feminist campaigner and former social worker Maggie Mellon explains why she's welcoming a recent decision from the Supreme Court on the controversial Named Person law
WHY has the Scottish Government allowed itself to be undone by a scheme with an Orwellian name which it never able to explain without contradicting themselves?
Scotland vs the UK supreme court: What you need to know about the growing dispute
UK supreme court under fresh scrutiny after criticism from senior Scottish judge
THIS week Lord Carloway, Scotland's lord justice clerk, attacked the UK supreme court as a "relatively remote, far removed" institution with a "depressing influence" on the Scottish legal system. (Click here to read more).
Carloway's comments reopen the debate over the independence of Scotland's legal system.