The recent surge of pro-worker decisions in the context of the ‘gig-economy’ shows no signs of slowing, with an Employment Tribunal now confirming that a group of Addison Lee taxi drivers were not self-employed and therefore are entitled to workers' rights, including the right to be paid the National Minimum Wage and to receive holiday pay. Associate Kate Hurn’s comments on the decision – and its broader implications for the gig economy - can be read here.

We also await the outcome of Uber’s appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, following an Employment Tribunal decision earlier this year that classified its drivers as ‘workers’ on similar grounds. Whatever decision is reached, a trip to the Court of Appeal (and possibly the Supreme Court) seems likely…