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26/02/2021

Melanie Tether named The Lawyer’s “Barrister of the week”

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Old Square Chambers is delighted to announce that Melanie Tether has been named The Lawyer’s “Barrister of the week” following her involvement in the “Uber BV v Aslam and Others” case in The Supreme Court, with judgment being handed down on Friday 19th February 2021.

Melanie, along with Oliver Segal QC, acted on behalf of a group of Uber drivers whose claims are supported by the GMB. They were instructed by Nigel Mackay and Annie Powell of Leigh Day. The Supreme Court upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that Uber drivers were workers and therefore entitled to the minimum wage, statutory annual leave and protection from detriment under the Employment Rights Act 1996.

You can read a full summary of the case here.

The Lawyer’s Barrister of the week article can be found here. (Behind a subscription paywall)

Melanie is the third member of Old Square to be named The Lawyer’s Barrister of the week in the last five months following Robin White’s success in ‘Taylor v Jaguar Land Roverin September 2020 and ‘Ijeoma Omambala QC’s victory in ‘R (Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain) v (1) Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (2) Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy & (3) Health and Safety Executive (Interested Party))’  in November 2020.

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