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A healthy understanding of IR35

A healthy understanding of IR35

By | 08 Jul 2019

The recent case of George Mantides Limited v The Commissioners for Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has highlighted some of the confusion surrounding IR35, the UK's anti-avoidance tax legislation. Matthew Sharp, contentious tax specialist at Fieldfisher, considers how the existence of a professionally drafted contract can tip the balance in marginal cases.

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IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

IR35: Is the UK private sector learning the hard way?

By and | 26 Jun 2019

After a rocky roll-out among public sector employers in 2017, shifting legal responsibility for determining workers' tax status and collecting payments on behalf of HMRC to private sector clients offers an important opportunity to improve the compliance process.

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British Airways Pension Scheme Trustees brought down to earth

By , , and | 09 Jul 2018

Last Thursday saw the end to the latest round in the long-running and sometimes heated pensions increase dispute between British Airways and the trustees of its Airways Pension Scheme.

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Asymmetrical jurisdiction clauses in international dispute resolution

By | 23 Aug 2016

The dispute resolution team has seen an increased use of asymmetrical jurisdiction clauses in commercial contracts. Parties should consider the impact of these clauses should a dispute arise

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