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.
Navigating Domicile Enquiries: Recent Case Review
In recent months, the First-tier Tax Tribunal has presided over 3 headline grabbing domicile cases which, whilst offering little precedential value, set out some useful commentary on the multi factorial approach taken by HMRC and ultimately the tribunal in determining an individual’s domicile status. This note reviews the decisions made in Shah v HMRC  UK FTT 539 (TC), Strachan v HMRC  UKFTT 00617 (TC) and Coller v HMRC  UKFTT 212 (TC).
Mini Umbrella Companies (“MUCs”) Success at Tribunal (Labour Supply; Kittel fraud; Fini fraud)
Iain MacWhannell, instructing David Bedenham, successfully represented an employment intermediary in an appeal against a denial of input tax and £15 million VAT assessment.
The End is Nigh for the Non-Dom Regime
Published in ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Magazine, Helen McGhee expert analysis of the current state of non-dom tax regime and it's future.
HMRC Makes Changes to COP9
On 14 June 2023, HMRC published a substantially rewritten Code of Practice 9 (“COP9”). Helen McGhee and Megan Durnford set out the key changes implemented as a result of this publication.
Pandora Papers: HMRC issues nudge letters
The Pandora Papers leak of almost 12m documents back in 2021 purportedly exposed the secret accounts and dealings (including potential tax evasion/ avoidance and money laundering) of 35 world leaders (including the late HM Elizabeth II), as well as many politicians and billionaires. The data was obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington DC and led to one of the biggest ever global financial investigations.