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Dentons lawyers named in Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2019 guide
Dentons is proud to congratulate six of our lawyers who have been recognised by Who’s Who Legal in its Thought Leaders: Global Elite 2019 guide.
With all the changes and announcements in 2018, our Eurozone Hub has collated the following supervisory outlook for 2019 as a non-exhaustive “Playbook” for Banking Union Supervised Institutions and other regulated market participants already based in or otherwise relocating to the EU and/or the Eurozone.
Canada Federal Budget 2019
In the wake of the release of the much-anticipated 2019 Federal Budget, members of Dentons’ Tax group, together with a team at Wolters Kluwer, have prepared a Special Report which provides a detailed analysis and concise summary of the changes featured in the Budget.
Global tax guide to doing business in... 2019
Our Global tax guide to doing business in… highlights the complexities of corporate tax systems in 28 countries across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Australia and Europe.
US Policy Scan 2019
In Policy Scan 2019, Dentons' US Public Policy team's annual analysis of the legislative and political landscape, we take a close look at the issues, questions and conflicts that will dominate the dialogue on Capitol Hill and in the White House over the coming year.
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With 175 locations in 78 countries, Dentons is home to top-tier talent that is found at the intersection of geography, industry knowledge and substantive legal experience. Working with Dentons, you will have the opportunity to learn from the best lawyers in the industry at the largest law firm in the world.
The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 recognizes over 130 Dentons lawyers
The 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East and Africa has recognized 133 Dentons lawyers, of which 89 have been included in the elite “Leading Lawyers” list, while 44 are listed as “Next Generation Lawyers”.
Dentons launches Market Insights publication: “Digital Transformation and the Digital Consumer”
Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, has launched a new Market Insights publication entitled “Digital Transformation and the Digital Consumer”, which examines the legal implications of the online economy.
Dentons ranks across 68 tables securing 109 individual and 43 practice rankings in Chambers USA
Global law firm Dentons earned 109 individual and 43 practice rankings - a 20% increase over last year - in the most recent edition of Chamber USA.
In February 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down a significant ruling on employment status in Pimlico Plumbers & C. Mullins v Smith, upholding the Employment Tribunal’s previous decision that Mr Smith was a worker, not a self-employed contractor.
Mr Smith worked for Pimlico for six years when following a heart attack, he was dismissed. Mr Smith presented claims for unfair dismissal and disability discrimination. It was held that he was not an employee, rendering him unable to bring the unfair dismissal claim. However, the Tribunal held that he was considered to be a worker and as such that he should receive basic workers' rights including national minimum wage, sick pay, holidays and the ability to bring claims of discrimination.
Despite Pimlico arguing that the contract terms described Mr Smith as being self-employed and highlighting that he was registered for VAT, the Court determined that quite the opposite was reflected in reality. Mr Smith wore a company uniform and drove company vans, was only contacted by customers through Pimlico, all contracts, estimates and payments were in the name of the company and the company monitored all movements via GPS. The Court held that this was a clear situation whereby personnel are intended to appear as working for the business, whilst the business maintains that the legal relationship is that of an independent contractor.
Whilst the Court has warned that no general approach should be taken in light of its ruling, this decision is the highest ruling on the gig economy to date and could have significant impact on worker status going forward, particularly given the Court’s guidance around personal service and substitution.
Pimlico’s owner has stated an appeal is likely. With an independent review into working practices being carried out, and the EAT’s decision in the Uber appeal awaited, the spotlight on the 'gig economy' looks set to continue.