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The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in a recent case involving Pimilico Plumbers.

The Court of Appeal upheld the decision that the plumbers employed by Pimlico plumbers are workers, not self-employed contractors.

It is fact sensitive case, the judgment considers - in detail - the evidence and contractual documentation that Mr Smith worked under when at Pimlico Plumbers. The case is likely to be a leading case on employment status in future years. Importantly, the Court of Appeal gives a clear summary of the principles for the 'personal service' aspect of the employment status tests at paragraph 84.

Many thanks to Daniel Barnett who posted the update re the above which I have paraphrased

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