Brookson Legal Services is a mix of solicitors and paralegals, some of whom have been with the Brookson Group for over a decade.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.