IR35 - Are you prepared?

  • 17th January 2020

Is your business ready for the proposed IR35 reforms due to come into force in April? This new legislation will impact large and medium sized businesses which rely on freelancers or contractors in addition to small personal service companies (PSC).

Over the next few months, Forrester Boyd and Wilkin Chapman will be running three breakfast seminars, where experts from both companies will be looking into at the legislation that is due to come into force in April 2020 and the impact on the private sector.

These seminars will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Who will be impacted by IR35?
  • How can you ensure that you comply with the proposed reform?
  • What is the risk to your business and your finances?
  • How to determine if the off-payroll rules apply – employment status?
  • Discussions you need to have with your contractors or end user.
  • Practical steps you can take to prepare for the change.

Anyone is welcome to attend, but this event will be particularly useful for business owners or PSCs, and HR professionals & financial directors from medium or large-sized organisations with a sub-contracted workforce.


Alan Nesbitt
Partner, Forrester Boyd

Alan, a partner at Forrester Boyd since 2006 has built up an extensive knowledge of taxation, including employment and related taxes.

He has been the firm’s tax partner since 2017.

Teresa Thomas
Partner and Head of Employment, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors

Teresa is the head of our employment law and HR team and has over 20 years' experience of providing specialist support to HR teams across the UK.

With her significant corporate support experience, she is a valuable part of the team working on acquisitions and mergers alongside the firm's company and commercial team.

Katie Davies
Partner, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors

Katie is a partner and works in our employment team.

Katie offers practical and commercial advice over a wide range of services. Her client portfolio covers sole traders, partnerships, small businesses and plcs, advising on all aspects of employment issues including acting as a support to HR.

Jane Eatock
Partner, Wilkin Chapman Solicitors

Jane is a Partner leading the employment team. Jane is valued for her commercial focus and ability to solve complex employment issues through practical solutions.

A regular speaker on employment issues at regional and national conferences Jane delivers innovative training to clients and sector groups on employment topics.


Wednesday 12 February 2020 at Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitors, Cartergate House, 26 Chantry Lane, Grimsby, DN31 2LH

Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Cottingham Parks, Wood Hill Way, Cottingham, HU16 5SW

Thursday 19 March 2020 at Brackenborough Hotel, Cordeaux Cl, Louth, LN11 0SZ

Each event will open at 8am for registration and breakfast buns, followed by presentations at 8:30am and a closing Q&A at 10am.

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