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I struggle to find a more striking example of bloody-mindedness on the Government’s part than its approach to proposed reform of the Equality Act 2010. My particular bugbear concerns its plans to abolish the statutory questionnaire procedure – S.138 EqA. More

The Government’s proposals on extending the use of closed material procedures (CMPs) and special advocates in civil proceedings shouldn’t cause a big stir within employment law circles, right? After all, not only are employment tribunal cases involving national security uncommon, but rule 54(2) of the Tribunal Rules provides a statutory framework for CMPs (which exclude individuals and their representatives from certain aspects of proceedings where there are national security concerns) and special advocates (who represent parties at a closed hearing)  – as confirmed by the Supreme Court in Home Office v Tariq.

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