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Israr Manawer

Tax Consultant

Israr is a tax consultant within the commercial litigation team, he previously worked for HMRC.

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At HMRC, Israr was the theme lead for Post Disguised Remuneration Employer-Financed Retirement Benefit Schemes (EFRBS) and Deputy Litigation Lead for the Disguised Remuneration channel, including issues around the Loan Charge.

Having previously worked on “the other side” for HMRC, Israr has a depth of knowledge in relation to most tax schemes and dealing with HMRC officers. He also played a key part in providing technical support, dealing with complex queries and authorising settlement figures and agreements as part of the Disguised Remuneration settlement opportunity. Israr drafted a national review of the Accelerated Payment Notice process leading to changes in the process.

"City firm service, but from a regional firm – local, personable and cost-effective."

Legal 500


Israr is AAT qualified with degrees in Law from Staffordshire University and Professional Studies in Taxation from Manchester Metropolitan University. Israr joined the commercial litigation team at Wright Hassall in 2019.


Israr is a devoted sports fan who enjoys watching football in his spare time.

Meet the team

Tariva Thomas - Commercial Litigation Lawyer
Tariva Thomas Senior Associate
Nathan Talbott - Financial Disputes Lawyer
Nathan Talbott Partner