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The long-awaited Pimlico Plumbers decision: is it all that it was cracked up to be?

Cloisters’ Sarah Fraser Butlin analyses the important Supreme Court case on worker status which was handed down today. For those of us involved in the gig economy and other employment status cases, the long awaited judgment of the Supreme Court in Pimlico Plumbers has arrived.  But does it answer all the questions that have been buzzing around...
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A new dawn for the Charter? Bumper CJEU Round-Up,  Part 1

In a two-part blog, Cloisters’ Schona Jolly QC and Sarah Fraser Butlin look at important new developments from the CJEU on the Charter of Fundamental Rights, religion or belief discrimination and working time. It’s been something of a bumper few weeks at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg (‘CJEU’) where an expansive use of the Charter of F...
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Freezing orders in support of employment tribunal proceedings: The European dimension

Adam Ohringer looks at the Opinion of the Court of Session (Lord Tyre in the Outer House) in AA v The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy [2018] CSOH 54 . The rate of non-payment of awards made against employers by employment tribunals is scandalous. A 2013 study by the Department for Business Innovation & Skills fou...
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Lender not obliged to offer different service as reasonable adjustment (Green v Southern Pacific Mortgage Ltd)

Property Disputes analysis: Following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Green v SouthernPacific Mortgage Ltd, Cloisters' barrister  Declan O’Dempsey , advises that practitioners should identify the service that is being offered to the public or a section of thepublic with some precision. Read the full article here .

EAT upholds courier worker status: Addison Lee v Gascoigne

In this blog, Rachel Crasnow QC considers the latest instalment in the Addison Lee litigation ( Addison Lee v Gascoigne ), a case in which Cloisters’ Tamar Burton represented the successful claimant at first instance and on appeal. She was instructed by the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain. Overview   The claimant (“C”) had been a cy...
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