Despite the massive reductions in Employment Tribunal applications the High Court has dismissed the challenge to their legality today.

This is a reminder that even where it is obvious to all practitioners that the reduction in applications is directly related to the fees it is imperative that hard evidence of actual cases should be brought forward which tie in with the legal contentions being put forward if a challenger is to win.

For employers this means a holiday against claims both meritorious and unmeritorious will be enjoyed for a time yet.