§ Mr. Gummer
Chairmen of industrial tribunals, who must be banisters or solicitors of not less than seven years' standing, sit in on tribunal cases on appointment and are provided with a comprehensive handbook on relevant legislation and procedure and an appeals case index.
Regional chairmen, who attend conferences twice a year, are responsible for disseminating information gained to other chairmen in their region. The other members of industrial tribunals, who have considerable industrial relations experience, attend a three-day seminar on appointment—including sitting in on a case—and annual one-day seminars subsequently, at which they are briefed on any changes in the law or tribunal procedures. All tribunal members receive copies of relevant Acts, statutory instruments, guides and explanatory booklets on a continuing basis and have access to the law library at the appropriate regional office.
§ Mr. Gummer
Regional chairmen and full-time chairmen receive annual salaries of £25,750 and £24,000, respectively. Part-time chairmen receive a fee of £109 for a sitting lasting up to seven hours and an additional fee of £15.57 for a longer sitting. Other members of industrial tribunals are paid £50 per sitting.