IR35 Conference

Preparing for April 2020: New IR35 rules, alternative supply options, changes to Conduct Regulations, AWR and supply chain compliance

This full day conference pulls together all the information you should need with presentations from government speakers, industry experts and inclusive Lawspeed seminar.

April 2020 will see significant changes affecting the recruitment industry. The introduction of new IR35 rules, key information documents, changes to the AWR and sector regulation will have a significant impact on operations and hiring policy. New or different engagement options will need to be carefully considered, with a greater emphasis on supply chain compliance.

As UK recruitment industry experts and IR35 specialists, Lawspeed along with keynote speakers will help guide you through the new rules, explain the pros and cons of alternative engagement options and the specific regulatory, practical and contractual requirements.

Keynote speakers

  • Paula Jarnecki, HMRC Employment Status and Intermediaries Policy, Off-payroll working form April 2020  Education and support Lead at HMRC
  • Ben Bruten, Head of Employment at the Agency Standards Inspectorate at BEIS
  • Lee Manning, Partner at Raffingers
  • Stuart Armstrong, Business Development Executive at Lockton Insurance
  • Adrian Marlowe, Managing Director, Lawspeed
  • Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director, Lawspeed
  • Peter Lappin, Legal Consultant, Lawspeed

Who should attend?
CEOs, MDs, Finance Directors, HR directors and other senior staff

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When and where
Thursday 19th September 2019
Timings – from 0900 to 1700.
etc.venues County Hall, Riverside Building, Belvedere Road, London SE1 7PB
(nearest station Waterloo)

The cost to attend is £395+VAT, ARC members – £295 +VAT per place. Please book online using the book now button. All bookings are subject to our booking terms. Call us on 01273 236236 if you have any questions.




Speaker biographies

Ben Bruten – BEIS

Ben is the Head of the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate having joined the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from the Home Office in 2016.
During this time Ben helped establish the Director of Labour Market Enforcement (DLME) Offices working in partnership with the Home Office.
He has worked with Matthew Taylor on his review into the Modern Working Practices, and latterly in supporting the delivery of the Good Work Plan.
Ben continues to work very closely with the DLME and the other enforcement bodies to ensure that enforcement of labour market abuse is robustly dealt with.


Lee Manning – Raffingers

Lee has over 25 years’ experience supporting recruitment agencies and helping them become more profitable.
Lee began his career in the city of London and in 1995 his senior partner went out on his own and asked Lee to join him.
Although a difficult choice, it was the right decision and Lee became a Partner in 1998. Lee is now responsible for a large portfolio of clients across a range of sectors with a specialist in recruitment.
For these clients Lee assists them with all forms of tax planning, business development and strategic planning. Lee’s mission with any client is ultimately to help them achieve both their business and personal goals – whatever they may be.


Stuart Armstrong – Lockton Insurance

Stuart is Business Development Executive for Lockton Insurance and has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry.
He has been providing insurance solutions to recruitment agencies and umbrella companies for more than 10 years, mainly in the role of new business production.
Stuart’s familiarity and experience with insurance requirements of the recruitment industry enables him to place more complex risks as well as the more unusual cover including: Vicarious Liability, Drivers Negligence, D&O, Cyber, Personal Accident and Travel.

Adrian Marlowe – Lawspeed

Adrian practised as a solicitor* for 20 years before setting up Lawspeed in 1997. He is responsible for developing our extensive portfolio of products and services, including the widely used Lawspeed contract templates.

Adrian is regarded as a leading authority on “recruitment law”, has headed up various group representations to government since 2001 and is chair of the trade body the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC). Adrian was the driving force behind the ARC’s critical and highly successful stance on the Agency Workers Regulations. Adrian is also a member of the Genesis Initiative, a cross parliamentary SME support group, and is one of two appointed representatives responsible for reporting on the Agency Workers Regulations to the European SME group UAPME, which feeds into the European Parliament.

Theresa Mimnagh – Lawspeed

Theresa qualified as a solicitor* in February 2004 and previously worked in private practice as an employment lawyer. She joined Lawspeed in 2005 and specialises in employment law, recruitment law, discrimination, employment status, employment contracts and policies as well as tax related issues.

Theresa heads up Lawspeed’s client support and audit team. She has become one of our chief presenters on the Agency Workers Regulations and is an expert on contract status, IR35 and agency tax.



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