The 'Gig Economy' - Uber Tribunal

The 'Gig Economy' - Uber Tribunal

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Course Overview

This is the third part in a series of webinars on the regulation of the gig economy and will review one of the highest profile legal disputes in UK employment law – the case of 3 drivers against global ride-hailing app, Uber.

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

·         Understand the key factual and legal arguments on both sides in this important case on ‘worker’ status

·         Learn how the Employment Tribunal applied the statutory definition of ‘limb (b) workers’ to the novel facts of the case

·         Appreciate the significance of the Uber case for businesses and workforces in the UK

·         Recognise the main factors that are relevant to determining employment status in the context of work for an online platform

·         Be aware of the likely approach of Tribunal judges in this difficult and fact-sensitive area

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 explored this ongoing litigation, with particular focus on the key practical points for employers and Claimants
  • • Understand the reasons why the Tribunal found against Uber
  • • Have gained practical insights about what lawyers, employers and workers can learn from the Uber Tribunal

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