Q: Can my locum contract be checked?
A: Lawyers uncertain about the terms on which they are being engaged as a locum, for example, whether or not they are self-employed or an employee, can send a copy to us for checking. We are very happy to give any contract the once over, but you must be aware that we do not hold ourselves out as able to offer specific employment law advice. You must also ensure that this is done well before accepting the terms of the contract offered.
It is important to have some sort of agreement set up, even if it is just an email confirming the assignment in writing.