Interlink Express Parcels Ltd v Night Trunkers Ltd and Another: ChD 23 Mar 2000

The claimant contracted to deliver parcels overnight. By a contract the defendant supplied drivers to carry out some of the work. The claimant sought a declaration that the contract was void. By virtue of the arrangement the defendant came to be operating the vehicles, and so needed a licence for carrying goods by road for hire or reward. The defendant had no such licence. It was held that the agreement was void. The first defendant remained the employer. He decided the routes, paid holiday pay and arranged stand ins.

Citations:

Gazette 23-Mar-2000

Statutes:

Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995

Contract, Road Traffic

Updated: 08 April 2022; Ref: scu.82397