Advice you can trust

CRS Solicitors are experts in employment status and provide advice on IR35, Tax, Employment rights, SDC (Supervision, Direction & Control). Our vision is to be respected as a trusted & transparent pragmatic advisor in the recruitment space. Our values are based around Trust, Innovation & Service.

CRS Solicitors was established in 2005 by Shaun Critchley, qualified solicitor. Shaun has advised many of the UK’s leading recruitment firms and industry bodies on changes in legislation and other legal and compliance matters.

I have 15 years’ experience in the contractor and freelancer services sector and maintains excellent working relationships with the industry’s most respected legal and technical advisers.

Shaun Critchley

CRS Solicitors helped develop the FCSA code of conduct for intermediaries and has developed a full compliant SDC process in line with Ernst & Young.

CRS Solicitors provide impartial advice to contractors, agencies & clients. Since changes to the IR35 legislation in the Public Sector in 2017, and similar changes to be introduced in the Private Sector in April 2020, we have been working with agencies to help them understand their obligations & liabilities in order to manage risks, whilst maintaining flexible working for contractors.

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