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No back-peddling - workers’ rights are gaining pace in the gig economy

No back-peddling - workers’ rights are gaining pace in the gig economy
Following the recent decisions of the Court of Appeal in Pimlico Plumbers and the Employment Tribunals in Citysprint and Uber, companies in the gig economy suffered another blow yesterday with the decision in Boxer v Excel Group Services Limited. This case augments the growing number of judgments in which staff that are ostensibly self-employed are......
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Tom Brown succeeds at persuading Court of Appeal to uphold novel High Court judgment for pension loss

Tom Brown succeeds at persuading Court of Appeal to uphold novel High Court judgment for pension loss
Tom Brown, of Cloisters, instructed by Irwin Mitchell, has persuaded the Court of Appeal to uphold a £250,000 judgment for pension loss which he secured in 2014, following the wrongful dismissal of his client, a senior NHS employee. This legally novel case concerned when, at common law, notice takes effect (previous cases have considered when termi......
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Caspar Glyn QC and Rachel Barrett to represent claimant in a courier case against Excel

Caspar Glyn QC and Rachel Barrett to represent claimant in a courier case against Excel
Cloisters has been at the forefront of the recent litigation concerning the “gig economy”. Caspar Glyn QC and Rachel Barrett are representing a cycle courier, Andrew Boxer, who is suing Excel with the support of  the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. Due to its importance it has received press coverage. Mr Boxer asserts that he is a ......
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Court of Appeal to hear landmark appeal on whistleblowing protection for junior doctors

Court of Appeal to hear landmark appeal on whistleblowing protection for junior doctors
The Court of Appeal will hear the landmark appeal of Dr Chris Day on 21 March 2017 in which Public Concern at Work has been granted leave to intervene. Dr Day is being represented by Cloisters’ Chris Milsom.  Dr Day argues that 54,000 junior doctors deployed in NHS Trusts by Health Education England (HEE) should be regarded as workers of HEE u......
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Robin Allen QC gives evidence to the Lords Constitution Committee on the crisis in Judicial Recruitment

Robin Allen QC gives evidence to the Lords Constitution Committee on the crisis in Judicial Recruitment
Robin Allen QC, Chair of the Bar’s Equality and Diversity and Social Mobility Committee gave evidence to the House of Lords Constitution Committee on the 15th March 2017.  The Committee is conducting a follow-up inquiry to its report on 'Judicial Appointments' in light of the slow progress to equality and the startling findings of the Judicial......
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