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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Specifically tailored for your business needs and the size of your of flexible workforce, our onsite audit provides you with a dedicated team of IR35 specialists who will work closely with your Hiring managers to review every role that you hire contractors for, helping you provide SDS’s for all of your workforce.


Designed to minimise day to day disruption in your office, our remote audit is tailored for your specific business needs and the size of your of flexible workforce. By uploading every role that needs auditing into our dedicated IR35 portal our team of IR35 specialists review every one individually, helping you provide SDS’s for all of your workforce.


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.


Issuing an SDS isn’t the only challenge you face, your contractors could challenge your SDS. Our challenge process can manage this for you, removing the administrative headache whilst we undertake another review taking into account any evidence produced by the contractor, giving you reassurance that you have met your legal obligation to respond to a challenge within the 45 day time-frame.