The Tribunals Service has, today, issued a consultation paper entitled Transforming Tribunals.
It's not particularly exciting, though. Core points are:-
- cross-ticketing between wing members will be allowed (ie employment tribunal wing members can sit on other types of tribunal) but the existing statutory requirements for sitting on ETs and the EAT will be retained so as not to dilute the expertise of wing members
- enforcement of tribunal awards and Acas settlements is made easier
Anybody who wants to respond to the consultation paper can do so by 22nd February 2008. Details on how to respond here.