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.
The DBKAG & K (CJEU) decision: an opportunity for investment funds?
On 17 June 2021, the European Court decided the joint cases K (C-58/20) and DBKAG (C-59/20) regarding whether the supply of certain services constituted the “management of special investment funds”, benefiting from the VAT exemption enshrined in Article 135(1)(g) of Council Directive 2006/112/EC.
Raising the bar: UK Supreme Court clarifies the requirements for HMRC to issue Follower Notices
On 2 July 2021, the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in R (on the application of Haworth) v HMRC  UKSC 25, finding unanimously in favour of the taxpayer and upholding the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash the follower notice issued to him.
The Danish Supreme Court decides the Fidelity case
The Fidelity case concerned claims brough by three undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) for the repayment of Danish withholding tax on dividends received from companies resident in Denmark between 2000 and 2009. The Supreme Court rejected the claims on the grounds that the Fidelity UCITS did not fulfil the conditions for the exemption provided by Danish law.
A yellow card for footballers and their agents……let’s bring in another match official
There has been long running tension between HMRC and the way that footballers and their agents are remunerated. As the Professional Footballers’ Association wade into the debate, Helen McGhee discusses the problems arising from agents’ fees and image rights.