The law might be the same, but do your lawyers have to be?

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It is our people, and the way that we service our clients, that set us apart.

Every client an advocate.
That's the Wright Hassall way.

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"[John Gregory is] well-respected for his depth of experience and expert technical knowledge." Legal 500
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"Peter Lowe is experienced, focused and dedicated. Probably in the top few percent of specialists in the country, let alone the area." Legal 500 UK

We act for national and international companies but it is SMEs and individuals across our region who are the focus of our business.

Case studies

Wright Hassall was instructed by 27 independent financial advisers (“IFAs”) who had been told, on termination of their services agreements, that they could not advise their clients for 12 months.

The financial adviser group that they had been working for (Affinity) said that they were bound by restrictive covenants that prevented them from contacting or dealing with clients for 12 months. In effect this cut them off from, and they were unable to service and advise, their clients.

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Meet our team

Dawn Short - Property Lawyer
Our team of technical experts Dawn focuses on non-contentious leasehold matters including the grant of new leases, assignments and renewals.

Recent articles

September 17th, 2021 HMRC should brace itself for challenges as Tribunal rules in favour of dentist who used remuneration trust scheme

A recent decision by the First-tier Tribunal has decided that contributions to, and subsequent loans from, a remuneration trust scheme were not ‘earnings’ or disguised remuneration. This contrasted with HMRC’s position that the sums were earnings and accordingly no corporation tax reduction should be applied and rather the loans fell afoul of the disguised remuneration rules under Part 7A ITEPA.

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September 15th, 2021 Taxpayer’s challenge to HMRC upheld by Supreme Court

A recent Supreme Court ruling (R (Haworth) v HMRC) has highlighted the difficult line trodden by taxpayers who decide to challenge HMRC’s opinion that they are not entitled to the tax advantage conferred by entering into a particular tax arrangement.

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September 14th, 2021 Employment Tribunals; workplace disputes in the UK

The relationship we build with our employers is very important for a happy and functional work environment. However, things aren’t always so straightforward as disputes can arise.

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