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Legal challenges to employment in a changing economy

Tuesday 12th October 2021, Webinar 6.30pm

A discussion of the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Uber v Aslam. This landmark case will have long term legal, social and economic consequences which cover not just the employment rights consequences for the direct parties, but extend to tax status and beyond.

The speakers included Paul Scully MP as well as Jill Andrew and Hugh Rowan who wrote the two recent SCL papers on this topic. This was an opportunity to engage with lawyers and a Minister right at the heart of addressing the wide-ranging practical implications of this case.


The two papers, Uber v Aslam: A New Direction for the Gig Economy (Parts I and II), are available HERE.


Sir Bob Neill MP

Chair of the Justice Committee, House of Commons


Jill Andrew

Jill is Principal of Beam Law and Member of the SCL Executive Committee. She is a solicitor who has practised in employment law for over 40 years, formerly a Partner and Head of Employment Law with a number of leading practices.

Hugh Rowan

Hugh holds a Master of Laws in Bar Training from City Law School after a degree in Philosophy and Theology. He was the 2019 Wilfred Watson scholar at Gray’s Inn. He works regularly with the Free Representation Unit on employment tribunal cases. Hugh starts pupillage later this year at Tanfield Chambers.

Paul Scully MP

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Small Business, Consumers and Labour Markets, and Minister for London.

Lord Sandhurst

Chair of Research for the Society of Conservative Lawyers.

Guy (who practised from One Crown Office Row under his family name as Guy Mansfield QC) was Chair of the Bar Council from 2005 to 2019.  He sat for many years as a Recorder and latterly as a Deputy High Court Judge. In 2021, he was elected to sit as an excepted hereditary peer on the Conservative Benches as Lord Sandhurst.

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