References: Times 11-Oct-99, Gazette 13-Oct-99
A pupil barrister was engaged in a form of apprenticeship, which had sufficient characteristics of employment to make the pupil a worker within the Act, and so entitled to payment of the minimum wage. The contract was either of employment or for personal services and so was covered.
Statutes: National Minimum Wage Act 1998 1 (2) (a), 58
This case is cited by:
- Appeal From – Edmonds -v- Lawson, Pardoe, and Del Fabbro CA (Times 16-Mar-00, Gazette 06-Apr-00,  All ER 31, Bailii,  EWCA Civ 69,  2 WLR 1091)
A contract of apprenticeship is synallagmatic. The master undertakes to educate and train the apprentice (or pupil) in the practical and other skills needed to practise a skilled trade (or learned profession) and the apprentice (or pupil) binds . .