Employment status in the ‘gig economy’ - Introduction

Employment status in the ‘gig economy’ - Introduction

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Course Overview

This is the first part in a series of webinars on the regulation of the gig economy and focuses on the key statutory provisions that underpin disputes about basic employment rights in these cases.

During this session, barrister Ben Amunwa from 36 Group will assist viewers:

-          Appreciate the legal context of the gig economy debate

·         Understand where to find the legislation relevant to determining the status of ‘workers’ in the gig economy

·         Be aware of the consequences for employers and their workforce regarding questions of worker status

·         Recognise how and when issues of ‘worker’ status may arise in employment disputes

·         Familiarise themselves with the key definition of a ‘worker’ found in section 230(3)(b) of the Employment Rights Act 1996

·         Improve their knowledge of the basic employment legislation that governs when a person is found to be a ‘worker’

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the reference notes and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have received an introduction to the legal and conceptual landscape of the gig economy
  • • Have considered the definitions that have played a central role in the key court cases in this niche area

What is the target audience?

  • Employment law practitioners


About Instructor - Ben Amunwa

Called to the Bar in 2013, Ben enjoys a thriving practice in commercial, civil and public law. He also loves to train lawyers and non-lawyers in a variety of areas of law, putting to work his creative and presentation skills.

Ben runs a popular legal blog, called www.lawmostly.com, which aims to make the law accessible to a wider audience.

His advocacy is praised by Judges, opponents and clients. A member of 36 Civil, Ben is known for his exceptional client care and attention to detail in complex and urgent cases. Ben provides practical, cost-effective and punctual advice to a range of clients, including local authorities, professionals, businesses and individuals.

Before coming to the Bar, Ben spent over a decade in the charity sector supporting individuals in crisis. His experience of management and media enables him to perform calmly under pressure. Clients value his accessible manner and his ability to explain difficult areas of law.

Achievements include:

- representing a senior doctor in a race discrimination and harassment claim against an NHS Trust;

- securing a favourable settlement at mediation for a private client in a dispute over the construction of a multi-million pound house;

- successfully defending a teacher who faced regulatory prosecution for alleged professional misconduct over a period of 3 years;

- co-counsel in R (Medical Justice and others) v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2016). As featured in The Guardian, the case challenged the government’s reliance on a restrictive definition of torture to justify immigration detention.

- successfully defending a local authority in a judicial review concerning duties to children in need - R (SC) v London Borough of Ealing [2016] EWHC 2765 (Admin) and representing in Court of Appeal proceedings.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Notes
    4 Page
  • Evaluation
    1 Page


  • Price
  • £ 60