The BBC has reported the latest legal decision to affect the so-called “gig economy”. This expression refers to working arrangements between parties in which one or both of the parties try to establish that the other is a self-employed independent contractor.
It is essential in a working relationship that proper consideration is given to the status of the worker. The consequences of getting it wrong can be far-reaching and expensive! The law recognises three working status being Employee, Worker and Self-Employed Contractor.
The scope of legal protection and entitlement varies greatly between each of the three categories. It is an employee who enjoys the highest degree of employment protection rights including the right to claim unfair dismissal, receive redundancy payments and maternity protection.
A self-employed contractor enjoys the least amount of protection and is unable to bring claims of unfair dismissal etc. However, an ever-increasing amount of employment protection entitlements are attaching…
Today marks the start of national Cohabitation Awareness Week which aims to raise awareness about the lack of rights that exist for unmarried couples who live together.
Led by Resolution, an organisation of 6,500 family lawyers who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters; the week will shine a spotlight on unmarried couples who are at risk of losing everything if the relationship breaks down.
Sophie Pincott, partner and family law solicitor at Peter Lynn and Partners, commented “There are about 7 million people in the UK living in this type of relationship, making this the fastest growing…
Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to have helped a group from Dawsons Estate Agents in their recent fundraising efforts for Wales Air Ambulance.
The estate agent’s team took to abseiling down a 200-foot cliff at Port Eynon on Gower to raise much-needed funds for the Welsh charity.
Jo Summerfield, Director of Sales at Dawsons, said; “Wales Air Ambulance is a fantastic charity saving lives daily in Wales and transporting those in need to hospitals all over the country. As the Wales Air Ambulance charity runs purely on donations, we were keen to raise as much as possible”.
The group have to…