The 'Gig Economy' - Uber Appeal

The 'Gig Economy' - Uber Appeal

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Course Overview

This is the fourth part in a series of webinars on the regulation of the gig economy and will cover Uber’s appeal against the Employment Tribunal judgment that its drivers were ‘workers’ entitled to basic rights.

During this session, barrister Ben Amunwa from 36 Group, an observer who attended the Employment Appeal Tribunal, will provide a valuable first-hand insight into the appeal hearing and will assist viewers:

·         Understand the key arguments advanced by Uber on appeal and how they interact with the existing authorities on employment status and internet platforms

·         Appreciate the implications of Uber’s appeal in the context of other gig economy litigations and likely future developments

·         Gain an overview of how Uber is attempting to overcome an Employment Tribunal judgment that is highly critical of its contractual arrangements

·         Learn how Uber’s case has developed between the Tribunal hearing and appeal

·         Consider Uber’s arguments in light of upcoming developments in the UK Supreme Court in the case of Pimlico Plumbers v Smith (discussed in Part 2 of this series)

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:
  • • Understand the arguments presented by either side
  • • Have considered the likely future developments in this fascinating and topical case

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, 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


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  • Price
  • £ 60