Worker Status for Equity Partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 31 July 2012
Majella Culbert
PwC Legal
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We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case which deals with worker status for equity partners - Bates van Winklehof v Clyde & Co LLP.

The issue
Ms Bates van Winkelhof became an equity partner of Clyde & Co LLP in February 2010. She received a profit-related element of remuneration and a guaranteed level of remuneration. This differed from senior equity members who were remunerated by a share of profits only. Ms Bates was expelled from the partnership in January 2011. She brought a number of claims in the employment tribunal, one of which was that her expulsion amounted to detrimental treatment on the grounds of her having

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Majella Culbert
PwC Legal

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