The Supreme Court is hearing a case from Unison arguing that the government should not be able to impose fees on employment tribunals. 

Since the overhaul in legal aid and fees for court cases came into force in 2013, there have been huge rises in the costs of bringing a claim against an employer. Naturally, this has led to many people not bringing their case, or choosing to represent themselves as litigants in person - in turn causing delays to the system and making the tribunal process slower. 

We are waiting to hear the outcome of the government's consultation on fees but those concerned about access to justice will be watching this hearing closely over the next few days.