On the Edge – Gangmasters law for insolvency practitioners

On the Edge – Gangmasters law for insolvency practitioners

Welcome to seventh of a series of ‘On the edge’ guides highlighting areas of legislation that may not fall within the everyday work of insolvency practitioners. Prepared by the LexisPSL Restructuring, Patrick Cook, a partner and head of the Corporate Turnaround and Insolvency team, and Huw Cooke, a senior associate in the Employment team, of Burges Salmon LLP, offer guidance on the law surrounding gangmasters.

The gangmasters regime protects workers from exploitation by operating a licencing system in agriculture, horticulture, shellfish gathering and associated processing and packaging sectors. Businesses which supply labour (known as gangmasters) or businesses which use workers to provide services in these sectors need to comply with the gangmasters regime.

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About the author:

Stephen qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and joined the Restructuring and Insolvency team at Lexis®PSL in September 2014 from Shoosmiths LLP, where he was a senior associate in the restructuring and insolvency team.

Primarily focused on contentious and advisory corporate and personal insolvency work, Stephen’s experience includes acting for office-holders on a wide range of issues, including appointments, investigations and the recovery and realisation of assets (including antecedent transaction claims), and for creditors in respect of the impact on them of the insolvency of debtors and counterparties.