We regularly advise businesses and individuals on employment status especially in today’s gig economy. Generally, these are classed as ‘employee’ as opposed to ‘self-employed contractor’.
There is also a hybrid category that is increasingly common, known as ‘worker’. It is worth remembering that the contractual label given to a status is not conclusive, and may be subject to challenge in the Employment Tribunal (“ET”).
The reality surrounding the engagement and how any work or services are carried out will determine the status of the individual, rather than the contractual definitions. If a business is successfully challenged on the issue of employment status, it may be liable for back-dated payments as well as opening the floodgates to various employment related claims.
Very satisfied with the helpful and professional service I have received from Meabys Solicitors when undertaking what proved to be the quite difficult and challenging process of extending my lease in 2021. Thank you Meabys!
My partner and I want to thank Varsha for all of her support throughout the process of purchasing our property in London. She was excellent! Varsha was quick to respond, very thorough and easy to talk to. The purchase was complete in a relatively short period of time and we could see by the email communication with the sellers' solicitor (and comparing the speed at which issues were addressed) that it was Varsha that facilitated this with her responsiveness and professionalism. I felt like she had all of the answers to our questions and we never experienced any kind of unnecessary delay. I would definitely recommend! Thank you again Varsha!
I would highly recommend Alireza at Meaby & Co. He was brilliant throughout a sale not going, our first attempt at a purchase, and through purchase of our first property. He gave us excellent advice throughout the process, which he guided and advised us through. He was always happy to reply when we had any questions, even when we would ring multiple times a day. This was a great help to us and provided us with relief on multiple occasions. He always had our interests at the forefront of his mind and was incredibly throughout. Thank you Alireza.
Thank you Beth, Chloe and Nicky for all the thoughtfulness and support that you provided, above and beyond the professional and speedy process of managing the remortgaging of my flat and buying my new home.
I highly recommend Nicky Cleightonhills at Meaby & Co as a conveyancing solicitor. We made the mistake of using an online only firm with our previous purchase and it fell through as a result of their ineptitude and lack of responsiveness. This time round it was seamless. We could not have had a better experience.
We have been impressed and delighted by the service, speedy response, professional attention to detail and calm support offered in our recent property purchase. Alireza dealt with all of our worries and queries with patience and exemplary professionalism and consideration. At the moments of worry it was of great reassurance to know that Alireza would guide us through it all. Highly recommended.
I’ve recently used Meabys for a property purchase under Beth Rose and Nicky Cleightonhills. The service I received was excellent and very thorough. They made what is historically a very stressful process much less so. Communication from Chloe Castle and Beth was very good also. Many thanks. Emma
Patricia Shaw has acted for me on three property sales & purchases over the last nine years. I wouldn’t want anyone else fighting my corner.She is extremely professional, clear, responsive and understanding. And she takes the time to explain answers to my often naive questions.In the various processes we’ve now been through, she puts the other solicitors in the chains to shame. I feel I struck gold when Patricia was recommended to me back in 2012 and I wholeheartedly recommend her myself.
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