The Team

Every member of the Brookson Legal team is an IR35 expert. We carry out thousands of employment status assessments each year and our team includes former Big 4 accountants and IR35 forum members.

Matt Fryer

Matt Fryer

Compliance Director

Matt is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 20 years’ experience of advising on tax planning and compliance. Matt has been with Brookson since 2009, having previously worked for Big 4 accountants, KPMG and PwC. Matt’s primary role is to ensure that the services provided by the Brookson Group comply with relevant legislation and regulatory requirements. Matt is also a Board member of the FCSA, the UK's leading membership body dedicated to promoting supply chain compliance for the temporary labour market.

Carl Henning

Carl Henning

Senior Solicitor

Carl is a solicitor and employment status expert, having advised individuals, recruitment businesses and hirers on IR35 since its introduction. Carl trained with international law firm DWF LLP, and has worked with Brookson since the inception of IR35 in 2000. Carl’s primary role is to provide technical oversight of the legal team to ensure that advice given to clients is up to date and in line with current legislation, case law and HMRC/regulatory guidance.

Samia Khan

Senior Legal Project Manager

Samia was called to the Bar in 2010 and is a member of Lincolns Inn. Certified in Prince 2, she has over 10 years’ experience working within operational excellence, project management, legal compliance, technology integration and within key change and transformation areas of a global workforce leader.

Joey Johnson

Joey Johnson

Service Delivery Manager

Joey is a Graduate Member of CILEX with over 10 years’ experience advising on IR35. Joey joined Brookson in 2005 and has significant knowledge and experience of umbrella companies and affecting legislation such as the Agency Worker Regulations and the Conduct Regulations. Joey also advises individuals and companies on IR35 and is often instructed to act for clients who are subject to an IR35 enquiry from HMRC. Joey’s primary role is the day to day management of the Legal Team.

Lindsey Savage

Lindsey Savage

Solicitor


Lindsey is a qualified Solicitor who completed the LPC at the College of Law in Chester. She specialises in IR35 and has great attention to detail, making her the perfect fit to carry out audits of the work undertaken by the wider team. Before joining Brookson in 2012, Lindsey worked for large international law firms.

Lauren Belfield

Lauren Belfield

Solicitor


Lauren is a qualified Solicitor who has been advising on IR35 since joining Brookson Legal in 2017. Lauren’s attention to detail means she is regularly instructed to draft reports and contracts for clients, as well as undertaking in-depth audits of the client’s workforce and processes. Lauren has a keen interest in the expansion of our technology and has been involved in a number of development projects.

Natalie Dwyer

Natalie Dwyer

Legal Advisor


Natalie joined the Brookson Group in 2004 before moving over to Brookson Legal Services in 2012. Natalie has a wealth of knowledge of the contracting sector and her duties encompass delivering training on IR35 around the rest of the Brookson Group, as well as training new starters to Brookson Legal Services.

Helen Doyle

Helen Doyle

Team Leader


After joining Brookson Group in October 2015, Helen moved over to Brookson Legal Services in July 2016. Helen studied Law at Liverpool John Moores University and is currently finalising her law qualifications via the CILEX route. Helen has an interest in drafting and advising on IR35.

Daisy-Mae Dickenson

Daisy-Mae Dickenson

Legal Advisor


Daisy-Mae graduated from the University of Liverpool after studying Law and History. Daisy works on the IR35 team advising on the application of IR35.

Jessica Chandler

Jessica Chandler

Legal Advisor


Jessica is a Law graduate from the University of Liverpool and now sits within the Umbrella Team. Jessica has a specific interest in advising umbrella employees and negotiating contracts with agencies and end-clients.

Alishia Fox

Legal Advisor


Alishia graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 2018 with a degree in Law and Criminal Justice and continued her studies at John Moores by completing her Legal Practice Course and Masters (LLM LPC). Alishia is part of the IR35 team, regularly advising on the application of IR35 to both end-hirers and independent contractors.

Chelsea Kelly

Legal Advisor


Chelsea graduated from the University of Northumbria after studying Criminology and joined Brookson Legal Services in March 2020. Chelsea provides expertise and advice on the application of IR35 legislation as well as commercial and employment law advice and more recently assisting with Right to Work compliance.