Our employment team celebrated at the awards ceremony last night, where we won Case of the Year for our ground-breaking work on Uber BV and others v Aslam and others [2021].

Following a five year legal battle, Bates Wells’ Paul Jennings and Rachel Mathieson successfully represented the lead claimants, James Farrar and Yaseen Aslam, in the first Supreme Court case concerning the status of individuals employed within the ‘gig economy’.

The Judgment underscored the fundamental importance of basic employment protections and guarantees the national minimum wage, health & safety protection, and anti-discrimination rights for Uber drivers.

Congratulations to Paul and Rachel once again!