Commercial Litigation

At JHA, we have an established team of commercial litigation lawyers and QCs, which collaborate to deliver an effective case strategy, built around the clients’ commercial objectives. Our extensive experience and expertise are complemented by an agile approach. We are often able to complete a conflict check-in less than one hour, meaning we can start work at short notice for clients with time-sensitive needs.

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Tax Disputes

JHA’s contentious tax practice brings together barristers, solicitors, chartered tax advisors and accountants. Together, we deliver a cohesive, considered and effective approach to advising and representing clients through all stages of a dispute.

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Insolvency Litigation

JHA brings its extensive contentious experience to matters of financial distress, including restructuring advice and insolvency litigation. Our experience extends to advising insolvency practitioners, creditors, debtors and committees on all aspects of restructuring and insolvency-related disputes.

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Arbitration

Arbitration continues to grow in popularity as a means of resolving commercial disputes quickly, effectively and confidentially. In response to this increased demand, our arbitration capability has similarly grown and, using our depth of experience and understanding of the arbitration process, we continue to guide clients in a manner to fit their commercial objectives.

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Investigation

An investigation can be a daunting prospect, with the requirements of resource and time alongside the potential threats to reputation and even license to operate. We provide unrivalled strategic advice and maintain long-standing working relationships with the SFO, FCA and other foreign regulators, to achieve the best possible client outcomes.

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Costs Litigation

The overseeing and recovery of costs is a core part of every dispute.  Spiralling costs or the ability to obtain payment are major client concerns. At JHA, we make the process efficient and easy for our clients, which include in-house legal teams and other law firms.

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Latest Development in Inverclyde

Following the hearing in the Upper Tribunal last month, a decision has now been issued, confirming the correct approach for enquiring into returns filed by limited liabilities partnerships who are found not to be trading with a view to profit.

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HMRC Guidance on COVID-19 Part 2: Statutory Residence Test

The Statutory Residence Test provides that an individual is considered to have spent a day in the UK if they are in the UK at the end of the day (midnight) subject to several exceptions, one of which is exceptional circumstances. The exception applies for 60 days only in any given tax year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, HMRC have provided example circumstances which are considered exceptional.

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HMRC Guidance on COVID-19 Part 1: Reasonable Excuse

In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, HMRC has released new guidance on taxpayer's failure to meet obligations. It has also set out the extent to which it will allow those seeking a review of, or appealing, an HMRC decision more time to do so.

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