Frances Lewis is a Consultant in Osborne Clarke’s Workforce Solutions Sector specialising in advising staffing companies and other employment intermediaries on all aspects of recruitment process (MSP, RPO), contracting models, taxation of contingent workers, liability and insurance aspects and Recruitment/Workforce Solutions sector M&A.
She also works with start-up and growth online platforms to deal with Employment Agency Act regulation matters, worker status and payment models.
Frances has helped shape legislation affecting the staffing sector in the UK, including taking part in working groups with HMRC (Onshore and Offshore Agency Worker tax rules and Expenses legislation), with BEIS and the CBI (Agency Workers Regulations) and HMTreasury (reports on CIS and umbrella workers).
Frances advises on tax disputes affecting staffing supply chains including MSC, Expenses and Off-payroll (IR35) including appeals to the Tax Tribunal.
Frances qualified as a lawyer in 2003 and has specialised in the Workforce Solutions sector ever since. She joined Osborne Clarke as a Consultant in 2010.