The Lawyer Awards: Bates Wells shortlisted in Pro Bono initiative of the year category

Bates Wells has been shortlisted for Pro Bono initiative of the year by the 2018 Lawyer Awards’ panel of judges.


BWB was nominated as a result of its pro bono work on behalf of James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam during their high-profile case against Uber.

Aside from being a hugely significant matter that has potentially wide-ranging consequences for employees across the UK’s gig economy, the case upheld a previous ruling by the Employment Tribunal which stated that Mr Aslam and Mr Farrar have “worker” status under employment law and are therefore eligible for entitlements to national minimum wage and holiday pay.

Click here if you’d like to read The Lawyer’s list of shortlisted firms. Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more about our involvement in the above matter follow this link for further details.

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All content on this page is correct as of April 23, 2018.