Wodson Park Sport & Recreation Association v (1) Louise West; (2) J West Caterers Ltd; (3) Dawn Howard t/a The Greenhouse EAT/0219/02 and EAT/1139/02/SM

Reports relating to this case:

  • Transfer of undertakings: Changed terms of outsourcing contract prevented transfer

    Date:
    9 January 2004

    In Wodson Park Sports & Recreation Association v Louise West & others, the EAT holds that where a party outsourcing its catering function terminates its contract with the service provider and immediately contracts with another party for the provision of those services, there will be no "relevant transfer" back to the original outsourcing party. This situation does not constitute a contracting-in of the function, since the function remains external.