This session will focus on these recent High Court decisions and how it has affected the state of the law. What is the importance of the written contract? How useful is the multifactorial checklist that has guided the characterisation process the last few decades? How will these decisions affect the behaviour of employers and employees, including those in gig economies or using tripartite models? Where will the battle lines be drawn in future case? Senior counsel who appeared in these High Court cases, Mark Irving QC and Marc Felman S.C., will be sharing their insights while Jennifer Batrouney AM QC, counsel appearing in Dental Corporation Pty Ltd v Moffet  FCAFC 118, will be chairing the session and providing her own insights including how the characterisation issue intercepts with taxation law.