Author Archives: Tanya Patel

The Use of the ‘Act of God’ Clause in Commercial Contracts Amidst the COVID-19 Outbreak

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has, at present, claimed over 3,000 lives and reported cases have surpassed 100,000 globally. Inevitably, this economic shock has resulted in businesses being unable to fulfill certain contractual duties and this has had a big impact on global supply chains. With no foreseeable improvement in the situation, a potential option […]

Uber v Aslam and Ors: Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy

A ‘gig economy’ has been described as being ‘a labour market characterized by the prevalence of short term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs.’ Companies like Uber and Deliveroo exemplify the typical arrangement involved in working in this way. Deliveroo riders, for example, are paid per delivery and not per hour. They […]

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