Webinar: The Uber Test Case and the Ride Ahead for the Insurance Industry

Wednesday, 25 August 2021
9:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

Webinar: The Uber Test Case and the Ride Ahead for the Insurance Industry

Jeff Heasman, Insurance Upskill

Jeff a leading international trainer and is recognised throughout the world for his work around soft skills within the insurance and financial services industries. Jeff holds both a bachelors and masters degree in laws and after many years of experience working within the legal and insurance industries as a litigation executive and senior liability adjuster, Jeff subsequently qualified as a language instructor and is a certified practitioner member of the Academy of Modern Applied Psychology.

Jeff has been Dean of the Faculty of Law at Cavendish University Zambia (CUZ) in Africa, where he was also a lecturer in the law of torts. He has also been a tutor in law and language at Swansea University. He has delivered courses in Business English to MBA students and company directors at ESIC University in Pamplona, Spain. He still provides personal tuition in communication skills to executives in banks and financial services across the world but especially in Turkey and Spain


On 19 February 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the Uber test case. The decision will have major ramifications for the so-called “gig economy”, and in turn, future underwriting considerations.
The Supreme Court judgment provides guidance on when the law now considers someone to be a “worker” and when someone is deemed to be “working”. Furthermore, when combined with an analysis of the Supreme Court judgments in April 2020 relating to an employer´s vicarious liability for their employees, the ramifications are potentially massive. The potential reach of the principles
involved in the case are vast and will almost certainly impact the way many of us work now and in the future. This webinar will analyse the Uber test case and its implications for future underwriting considerations.


  • Understand the main principles decided by the Supreme Court in the uber test case.
  • Recognise the implications that the judgment will have on the “gig economy” and the way we work.
  • Implement a strategy around how the judgment of the Supreme Court will impact underwriting considerations
    going forward.

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