Commercial Litigation

At JHA, we have an established team of commercial litigation lawyers and KCs, 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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Art Law

JHA has deep and broad experience in advising clients across all sectors of the art market, including with respect to the sale and purchase of works of art, both privately and at auction, litigation, including disputes relating to the authenticity or ownership of works of art, the negotiation of loans using art as collateral, tax-related issues, such as VAT, and advice on insurance, risk management, intellectual property and regulatory issues. Our attorneys strive to offer practical advice based on their many decades of experience in the art market in both London and New York. JHA regularly advises clients on matters arising both in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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International Protection and White Collar Criminal Defence

Our solicitors and barristers work closely with our investigators and forensic accountants to ensure that clients facing investigation and potential prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office, Financial Conduct Authority, HMRC and the Crown Prosecution Service for offences including high-value fraud, money laundering, bribery and corruption have access to a multi-disciplinary team from the outset. JHA brings a wealth of experience, insight and tactical awareness to provide advice and representation extending beyond the sphere of criminal defence to private prosecutions, Unexplained Wealth Orders, the annulment of sanctions and the deletion of INTERPOL Red Notices.

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RECENT ARTICLES

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 [2023] UK FTT 539 (TC), Strachan v HMRC [2023] UKFTT 00617 (TC) and Coller v HMRC [2023] UKFTT 212 (TC).

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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.

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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.

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