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Ward Hadaway Solicitors v Love, Scott and Capsticks Solicitors - TUPE, service provision and changing solicitors [2010] EAT

The "service provision change" provisions of the 2006 TUPE regulations do not apply where a client of a firm of solicitors (which provided dedicated staff to looking after the affairs of that client) moves its instructions in relation to new work to a different law firm but the client continues to use the original firm to complete work in progress.  Accordingly in those circumstances the employment contracts of the dedicated staff are not automatically transferred to the different law firm.

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