Legal aid for majority of employment claims removed

Implementation date: 1 April 2013

The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 withdraws legal aid for most employment claims in England and Wales. Legal aid remains for some aspects of employment law, including advice and assistance in relation to claims under the Equality Act 2010 and representation in the Employment Appeal Tribunal for claims under the Equality Act 2010. The Act and the order that implements the relevant provisions under the Act can be viewed on the UK legislation website.