Addison Lee


If you are an Addison Lee driver, we believe that you are a worker and should be entitled to claim the following:

  • The right to paid holiday
  • The right to receive the National Minimum Wage
  • The right to raise concerns, such as about health and safety, without the fear of being punished.

This claim is about showing that you are a worker for the purposes of your employment rights, and we are not disputing your tax status in bringing this claim. You can be both a worker in relation to your employment rights and self-employed for tax purposes.

Addison Lee use contracts that attempt to classify drivers as self-employed independent contractors. Leigh Day has already been successful in showing that Addison Lee drivers are workers and so are entitled to holiday pay and to be paid at least the National Minimum Wage.

In September 2017 the Employment Tribunal ruled that three Addison Lee drivers were workers. Leigh Day represented these drivers.

Addison Lee appealed to the Employment Appeal Tribunal, which upheld the Tribunal’s ruling that drivers are workers in 2018. They appealed again to the Court of Appeal and that appeal is likely to be heard in 2021.


Anyone who:

  • Is currently an Addison Lee driver or has driven for Addison Lee within the last 10 weeks;

  • Works or worked as a passenger driver (rather than a courier driver) at least some of the time;

  • Drives or drove an Addison Lee branded car.

We calculate that the average Addison Lee driver will be entitled to around £10,000 in compensation. We are acting under a “no win no fee” agreement, so you don’t have to pay anything unless you win your claim (and as long as you stick to your agreement).


  • Leigh Day is running this claim on a ‘no win-no fee’ basis, which means that, providing they keep to the terms of the agreement, our members will only pay in the event of the tribunal finding in our favour. The fee that will be payable in this instance will be established at the outset of the claim.

  • You won’t have to pay costs if the claim fails. An employment tribunal is a cost neutral venue, meaning each side pays its own costs (The rare exception to this is if either party acts in an unreasonable or dishonest way).

  • Find out more about fees and costs via our FAQs page.


  • As a worker, you have legal protection against Addison Lee acting to your detriment in any way for claiming these rights.

  • If Addison Lee try to remove or change the conditions of your work because of your claim, you may be entitled to additional compensation.

Sign up to Addison Lee by registering online or call to speak to our expert legal team on 0203 780 0424.

We want to ensure that Addison Lee drivers receive proper pay for the work that they do, including holiday pay and the National Minimum Wage.