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France v Lancaster Training Services Ltd - Worker, employee or neither [2009] EAT

Preliminary.  While unimportant from a legal point of view, it is worth noting (i) that the dates set out in this short judgment do not seem to stack up and (ii) the reference to "worker" above is taken from the EAT's summary but the word "worker" does not appear in the judgment.

It appears from the judgment that Mr France was employed on and off by Lancaster Training Services Ltd from 1977 to 1997. In May (year unspecified)  he enquired of them whether there was a position to provide training services. It seems he was quite happy to accept a post on the basis he would submit invoices for work carried out and be responsible for his own tax and national insurance. Presumably he accepted a post and presumably something went wrong. 

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