Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP Again Given Top Tier Ranking For Contentious Tax In The Chambers & Partners 2020 UK Guide
JHAs contentious tax team has once again achieved a band one ranking in the Chambers & Partners UK guide to the legal profession, and with more highly ranked individuals than any other law firm. JHA remains the only law firm to be ranked in the top tiers of both the Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500 guides for each year since it was founded in 2013.
Graham Aaronson QC is described as a fantastic advocate with very deep technical knowledge. Michael Anderson is considered super impressive with good, strategic tax knowledge. Paul Farmer is regarded as very clever, very personable and very impressive. While clients say of Simon Whitehead that his in-depth knowledge of the subject matter is second to none.
The top-ranking of JHAs contentious tax team is testament to its unique integrated model, which brings together expert solicitors, barristers and forensic accountants, as well as to its close working relationship with clients, and which together account for its continuing success in dealing with complex, high value and often ground-breaking tax disputes.
Draft Finance Bill 2020–21—promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes
Helen McGhee, senior associate at Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP, shares her insights on the Draft Finance Bill 2020–21 and its impact on promoters and enablers of tax avoidance schemes.
Apple and Ireland Win €13bn State Aid Appeal
The General Court of the European Union has today annulled the Commission’s decision regarding two Irish tax rulings in favour of Apple. The Commission had considered that the two rulings constituted State Aid, granting Apple €13bn in unlawful tax advantages.
The Price of Property
Helen McGhee looks at the present state of UK tax rules that must be considered when owning and disposing of UK property.
Inheritance tax problems in Finance Bill 2020
The rules on excluded property trusts are due to change with effect from royal assent. These changes are complex, and the new rules can have an unexpected and retroactive effect. Emma Chamberlain explores these rules to determine whether it may be necessary to exclude the settlor going forward as a beneficiary.
Trust Registration Service- 5MLD update
HMRC’s Trusts and Registration Service (TRS) was born back in 2017 as part of the implementation of 4MLD. 5MLD has mandated notable amendments to the operation of the TRS that clients and practitioners should not overlook. We have created a Q&A to help to navigate the new upcoming compliance obligations.