INTERVIEW: TAYLOR REVIEW – EMPLOYMENT EXPERT FROM MISHCON DE REYA

Please contact presthaya@the10group.co.uk or call 0207 637 0656 to arrange an interview with Susannah Kintish, Employment Partner at Mishcon de Reya. 

The much anticipated Taylor Review on Modern Working Practices will be published today at 1100, addressing broad and complex questions on how employment practices need to change to keep pace with modern business models. 

Mishcon de Reya has acted in a number of UK cases regarding the gig economy, the most recent being this year’s Pimlico Plumbers dispute where the court agreed that the plumber was entitled to workers’ rights despite being employed as a freelancer. Employment expert and Partner, Susannah Kintish, led the Pimlico case and will be the key spokesperson. She can explain what the Taylor Review might mean for workers and companies.

Based on the information released early - Susannah Kintish says,"It will be good to clarify how distinct the new category of 'dependent contractor' will be from that of the existing category of 'worker'.

"This category would certainly have an impact on 'giggers' who are not currently receiving minimum wage. However it is important to remember that these individuals represent a relatively small proportion of the gig-economy, which also comprises those in the creative, service and trade industries who have opted into their current situation for the flexibility it offers."