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Month: February 2021

UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers must be classified as workers

UK Supreme Court rules Uber drivers must be classified as workers

The online taxi firm, Uber has lost its appeal in the Supreme Court on driver’s rights in a gig economy test. The UK’s highest Court in England and Wales made a landmark ruling on Friday 19 February 2021, that drivers should be classed as workers and not ‘independent third-party contractors’, making them entitled to employment benefits. …

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‘Framing Britney Spears’ – the US’s Conservatorship, the UK’s Deputyship and when it applies

When questions were raised on Britney Spears’ mental capacity after she shaved her head and attacked a paparazzi car with an umbrella in 2007, she was not long after placed under a Court sanctioned conservatorship in favour of her father, Jamie Spears. Mr Spears has since been authorised to manage Britney’s personal affairs, including her …

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call an effective Board Meeting

Back to Basics: How to call an effective Board Meeting

Unlike calling a shareholder’s general meeting or annual general meeting, calling a board meeting is not governed by the Companies Act 2006 (“CA 2006”). A directors’ first port of call must therefore always be to read their company’s articles of association, which usually sets out the rules by which directors of that company can call …

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