Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 376 (Feb)
Court: Employment Appeal Tribunal, Scotland

Lord Johnston, Mr G Carter and Mr P Hunter

Representation Alan McCormack of McClure Naismith, Glasgow for the applicants.
  R Skinner (instructed by Brunton Miller, Glasgow) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 27 February 2001


Employment - Contract of service - Distinction between contract of service and contract of services - Tribunal dismissing applicants claims for unfair dismissal on basis of self-employment - Whether tribunal erring in decision.

The Case

An appeal tribunal would only interfere in factual decisions of a lower tribunal if it could be shown that factors were taken into account which should not have been and vice versa or that the tribunal had reached a perverse decision.

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