Damages-based agreements in employment matters come into force

Implementation date: 8 April 2010

Damages-based agreements that relate to employment disputes must satisfy a number of conditions, including that they are in writing and do not provide for a payment above a prescribed amount. These agreements enable advocacy and litigation services to be provided where the recipient of those services is only obliged to make a payment for those services if the case is successful. The payment is calculated by reference to the damages awarded. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 which introduces this provision and the Regulations which bring this provision into force can be viewed on the OPSI website.