Joseph Hage Aaronson LLP ranked top in the Legal 500 for Tax Litigation & Investigations
For the sixth consecutive year, JHA has achieved a top-tier ranking in the Legal 500 UK for Tax Litigation & Investigations. Furthermore, partner Graham Aaronson QC is selected once again for their exclusive Leading Individuals list. Associate Shofiqur Miah has been chosen as one of six Rising Stars; associates who make a material difference to the practice and who are considered ones to watch. Partner Michael Anderson is also highlighted for his key role in the teams' success. Client and peer testimonials for the guides 2020 research describe JHAs contentious tax team as technically very able and praise its ability to explain issues in an understandable manner'. They also single out its depth of knowledge and experience in EU law based tax litigation', and say that it is the common sense approach and ability to explain the issues which makes them stand out'. JHA was founded in 2013 and the firms' tax disputes team has been ranked as top-tier by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners guides for tax litigation and contentious tax respectively every year since its inception. This continued success is testament to the firms' dominance in this space, which is enabled by its uniquely integrated approach that brings together the most relevant and experienced solicitors, barristers and accountants, and its close client relationships. View the full commentary on our team and lawyers by the Legal 500 UK here.
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.
Keeping Your Confidences
Helen McGhee considers the legal rights which allow individuals and companies to resist the disclosure of confidential evidence, and the limitations surrounding legal privilege.
The new powers tackling promoters of avoidance schemes
Under new proposals in draft Finance Bill 2021, HMRC will have wider information powers and be able to impose tougher sanctions on those who continue to promote or enable tax avoidance schemes. Whilst a robust approach to tackle unacceptable behaviour by a minority of promoters is entirely welcome, the new rules would arguably impose unnecessary administrative burdens on those operating within the law.
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.