Brookson Legal are a team of knowledgeable and experienced lawyers who specialise in IR35 and helping hirers of flexible workers comply with the law.

IR35 is tax legislation that was introduced in 2000. It was introduced to ensure that self-employed contractors, operating through a limited company, also known as a Personal Service Company (“PSC”), pay the correct Income Tax and National Insurance. With the IR35 Private Sector changes now in effect, it is the end hirers obligation to determine whether their contractors are genuinely self-employed or more like a “disguised employee” (in the words of HMRC) and pay the correct taxes. The obligation to determine tax status, and the associated tax risk, changed in April 2017 in the Public Sector, with the obligation and risk moving to the hirer and fee payer. The Government will require hirers to take “reasonable care” when assessing roles. Many hirers will not have the required expertise to apply the IR35 legislation and to meet this test. Therefore, hirers must find the right partner to help them comply with their new obligations.


Our unique combination of experience, expertise and credibility means that we are the obvious choice for hirers who want to assess their existing flexible workforce. For more information regarding our suite services for End Hirers
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Our audit process is tailored for your specific business needs and the size of your flexible workforce. By uploading the roles that need auditing into our dedicated IR35 portal our team of experts will review each one individually. This allows you to provide SDS’s for your workforce and us to provide any additional support if you face any contractor challenges.


We take the output from our contractor workforce audit to work with our hirer clients on putting in place policies, processes and structures, so that hirers and their agencies can work together compliantly and with the least impact upon resourcing and cost.


This is a tailored process that is designed to highlight the risks you have in your business when engaging with limited companies, this will ensure you can manage these workers compliantly. We will work with you to build a strategic framework that will establish risk tolerance levels, risk controls and provide guidance on reporting and monitoring.


Our mock investigations are based around a fictional scenario dealing with common types of employment investigations, such as IR35. They will teach you and your team about the practicalities of an investigation or tribunal, how to put your case across effectively and the importance of being prepared.


Our legal training sessions will explain how to determine whether IR35 rules apply and how to make sure your business and managers adhere to these rules. We will go through HMRC’s key status tests for assessing whether a contract is ‘inside’ or ‘outside’ of IR35 and explain the next steps for your business.


Our legal subscription provides access to our extensive suite of services. As well as having access to IR35 support, you will be able to build a subscription that suits you by selecting additional training and informative modules that your business requires ongoing support with.