JHA | Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP achieves top tier rankings in leading legal directories for contentious tax

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP achieves top tier rankings in leading legal directories for contentious tax

November 7, 2018

Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP’s (JHA’s) contentious tax team has achieved the highest possible rankings in both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners UK guides.

These legal directories are the most highly regarded guides to the legal market in the UK and internationally due to their rigorous independent research process, which includes client and peer feedback.

This is the fifth consecutive year JHA has achieved these rankings, meaning that the firm has not left the top tier for contentious tax since its inception in 2013. JHA is the first firm to ever have gained this accolade of longevity in this practice area.

In the Chambers UK guide JHA is once again the only firm rated as band one in the UK for Tax: Contentious expertise. Chambers says “The firm’s technical ability is second to none and they look to achieve practical results for clients”. The team is praised for its “outstanding service” and described as “excellent, hard-working and easy to work with.” JHA also achieves four individual rankings with Graham Aaronson QC, Paul Farmer and Simon Whitehead ranked in band one and partner Michael Anderson recognised in band two.

The Legal 500 UK ranks JHA as a top tier firm for tax litigation and investigations. The guide highlights the firm’s “dominant position in the UK tax disputes market” enabled by its “concentration of ‘star individuals’.” Seven JHA lawyers are highlighted with Graham Aaronson QC and Simon Whitehead selected for the exclusive leading individuals list. JHA is the only firm have two individuals recognised here.

JHA’s continued success in both guides is testament to the firm’s dominance in the contentious tax space. Despite only recently celebrating its fifth birthday the firm is out performing long-established international heavyweights.

Founder partner Graham Aaronson QC commented, “Our close client relationships enable us to be involved in some of the most high-value and complex cases in contentious tax. Our rankings are testament to our uniquely integrated approach, which brings together the most relevant and experienced solicitors and barristers to set the case strategy that best meets each client’s needs.  We then pursue that strategy with a carefully chosen team of lawyers and, where appropriate, forensic accountants.”

Founded in 2013, JHA has a multidisciplinary team of barristers, solicitors, forensic accountants, researchers and paralegals. The firm works to deliver the best results for clients, whether through a litigation, arbitration, mediation or settlement process.

View the full commentary on our team and lawyers by Chambers UK here and the Legal 500 UK here.

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