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Gig economy: Supreme Court finds that plumber was a worker and not a self-employed contractor

The Supreme Court has held in Pimlico Plumbers v Smith that despite the fact that the claimant was described as "self-employed", he had worker status entitling him to bring claims for discrimination, holiday pay and unauthorised deductions from wages.  The decision reinforces the difficulties that determining employment status can pose, and shows that an employer will not be able to avoid conferring worker status on an individual just because they have been labelled as an independent contractor.

Trowers & Hamlins wins most inspiring consultancy award

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins, has won the Most Inspiring Consultancy Award at The Inspire Awards, held in 5th June 2018 in Manchester.

Interlaw partners gather in London to debate the future of legal market

Elite independent law firms from across the world have descended on London for the 2018 Joint Regional Meeting of Asia Pacific and EMEA partners of the global elite network and legal practice, Interlaw.

Trowers advises Permodalan Nasional Berhad on 20 year letting to WeWork

International law firm advised Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB), Malaysia’s leading fund management company, on the 20 year letting of Aviation House to WeWork.

Trowers & Hamlins Think Tank sessions at the CIH Annual Housing Conference

This year our Think Tank sessions will focus on realising new opportunities in housing delivery with individual sessions on equity investment in affordable housing, diversification of the sector and local authorities and housing associations unlocking access to NHS land.

Trowers advises The Hyde Group on acquisition of Charlton Riverside

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has advised The Hyde Group and their subsidiary the London Homebuilding Partnership LLP on their strategic acquisition of multiple parcels of land at Charlton Riverside, an exciting regeneration scheme that has the potential to provide a significant amount of new housing for Greenwich as part of a major mixed use development incorporating new employment space.

Trowers trainee - an aspiring talent

Trainee solicitor Daniel Goddard took home the 'aspiring talent' award at the 18th annual Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards on Thursday 24th May.

Stopping Building Failures

Partners Assad Maqbool and Katie Saunders were key members of the Housing Forum working group, 'Stopping Building Failures' which has produced a timely report to provide guidance and recommendations to prevent poor quality and failure in new and refurbished homes.

Access to Financial Justice: Three Financial Services Conduct Scandals, and a Proposal for Reform

Ned Beale's article "Access to Financial Justice: Three Financial Services Conduct Scandals, and a Proposal for Reform" was recently published in Sweet & Maxwell's Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation.

The Regulator of Social Housing appoints Trowers & Hamlins to legal services framework

International law firm Trowers & Hamlins has been appointed to the legal services framework for the Regulator of Social Housing (RSH), the regulator of private registered providers in England.