Our Service

Our advice includes issues surrounding employment status and the potential tax consequences of such arrangements. We also draft contractor and consultancy agreements to ensure the relationship between the parties is clear and to minimise the possibility of dispute.

We also advise clients in relation to the engagement of workers through umbrella companies, managed service companies and the IR35 tax provisions.

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Our Approach

We are aware that clarity on costs is vitally important to our clients. As standard practice, we give our clients an estimate of the costs involved in undertaking any piece of work at the outset. We then provide cost updates on a your case on a regular basis.

We also work closely with our clients to ensure that we meet their expectations both in terms of their objectives for a particular piece of work and in relation to costs. In addition, we are happy to discuss fixed fees and retainer arrangements and agreements if that is helpful to you.

Finally, your work is carried out by a solicitor in the team, who knows your business best. It is also carried out at the appropriate level, depending on the complexity, sensitivity and importance of the matter.

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Our Promise & Core Values

Our Promise

The Myerson Promise - Our Partners, team of lawyers and support staff commit to giving our clients more.

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To always give you clear, jargon-free advice.
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To be completely transparent about our fees from the outset.
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Progress every matter in an efficient and timely matter.

Our Core Values

Our core values are at the centre of everything we do.

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We are always professional but ensure that we are friendly and approachable.
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We are determined and enthusiastic about supporting our clients and our people.
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We willingly take responsibility and can be relied on to be commercial, effective and efficient.

Our Experience

Recent examples of work in this area include:

  • Advising a large international manufacturing company on the engagement of engineering contractors to help meet their growing need for design expertise. Given the nature of their work, this required particular focus on the confidentiality and intellectual property elements of their engagement
  • Advising an umbrella employer on the tax and employment status consequences of engaging individuals through their umbrella employer structure
  • Reviewing the contractor arrangements of a well-known national organisation and advising on the risk of their contractors successfully arguing that they are actually employees, given the length of time they have been engaged and the level of control exerted over them by our client
  • Assessing whether contractors of a national manufacturing client fall within the pension auto-enrolment regime and advising on an appropriate approach to take

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Meet Our Specialists

Home-grown or recruited from national, regional or City firms. Our specialists are experts in their fields and respected by their peers.

Joanne Evans

Joanne Evans

Jo is a Partner and Head of our Employment department

Joanne Henderson

Joanne Henderson

Jo is a Partner in both our Employment and Compliance departments

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte Gilbert

Charlotte is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Helen Littlewood

Helen Littlewood

Helen is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

David Jones

David Jones

David is a Senior Solicitor in our Employment department

Patrick Byrne

Patrick Byrne

Patrick is a Solicitor in our Employment department

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Please send us your enquiry using this enquiry form, or you can send us an email to lawyers@myerson.co.uk