In the last eight years, six cases have been lodged with the industrial tribunal in which the British high commission in Malta has stood as defendant. Four of these cases have not yet reached their conclusion. To date, the high commission's decision-making has always been confirmed by the tribunal as being justified and correct; and the high commission has never been found guilty of breaking the law concerning employees. However, the high commission has been directed to pay compensation in some cases. The high commission has lodged appeals in two cases which will be heard in 2013.