Massey v Crown Life Insurance Co [1978] IRLR 31 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Massey v Crown Life Insurance Co

    Date:
    1 January 1978

    In Massey v Crown Life Insurance Co [1978] IRLR 31 CA, the Court of Appeal held that, whilst the parties to a contract cannot alter the truth of their relationship by putting a different label upon it, when it is ambiguous as to whether the employment is under a contract of employment or a contract for services, the terms of an agreement between the parties may be decisive as to what is the legal relationship.