Taxpayer granted permission to appeal to Upper Tier (Tax) Tribunal - Jan 2023
Employment & Equality
Michael’s employment practice intersects with his tax practice to a significant extent. He is often instructing by accountants on nuanced employment status issues, as well as in cases involving both the private and public IR35 rules.
Michael has deep experience advising a range of market leading employment agencies on employment status questions, the Agency Workers Regulations 2010, the Offshore and Onshore Intermediaries legislation, and on the tax implications of innovative employment management and payroll products.
Michael also appears regularly in the Employment Tribunal and the Employment Appeal Tribunal. He has appeared (without a leader) in the Court of Appeal.
Michael is instructed by both Respondents and Claimants. Michael appeared for the successful Claimant, a female firearms officer, in M v Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, in a trial that was listed for three weeks and which was reported by the Telegraph as well as other national media outlets.
- Fadlalla v Oxfordshire Taxi Company Ltd (2019)
- Olubando v Secretary of State for Justice (2018): Defended against allegations of discrimination by a former prison officer.
- Lunn v Aston Darby Group Ltd & Or UKEAT 0039/18/BA (2017): Acted for appellants in an interlocutory appeal concerning the correct statutory interpretation of “special circumstances” in s.128(5) ERA 1996.
- Defending a mini-cab company in an employment status and unfair dismissal brought by a mini-cab driver.
- Defending a leading national employment agency in an employment status and Agency Workers Regulations 2010 case.
- Representing a senior compliance officer in a complex and high value whistleblowing claim against an investment business.
- Successfully defending a central government agency in a two week whistleblowing and discrimination claim.
1 Crown Office Row proudly supports the Youth Leaders Programme for a second year - Nov 2022
1 Crown Office Row was proud to sponsor the ML Community Enterprise Youth Leaders Graduation and Induction Day held recently at Middle Temple. The Youth Leaders Programme is now in its second year,...
1 Crown Office Row proudly supports Youth Leaders Programme 2021-2022 - Sep 2021
1COR is proud to have supported London’s Violence Reduction Unit’s ‘MyEnds’ Programme. The MyEnds programme seeks to give communities the backing they need to develop their own initiatives to...
Michael Paulin successful in IR35 appeal to Upper Tier (Tax) Tribunal - Sep 2021
Michael Paulin was successful for the appellant taxpayer, a personal service company owned by George Mantides, a doctor specialising in urology. The UTT (Mrs Justice Bacon and Judge Jonathan...
1COR hosts Sutton Trust students for an insight into life at the Bar - Oct 2019
What is a barrister? 1COR hosts Sutton Trust Pathways to Law students to give them a glimpse into life at the Bar. 1COR, led by Head of Outreach Jo Moore, welcomes Sutton Trust students to learn...
Michael Paulin successful in interim relief and employment status case involving taxi company - Jul 2019
Michael Paulin appeared for the successful Respondent, the Oxfordshire Taxi Company Ltd (trading as “001 taxis”) in Fadlalla v Oxfordshire Taxi Company Ltd. The Claimant initially applied for...
Michael Paulin successful in Schedule 36 case on behalf of international corporate - Dec 2018
Michael Paulin was successful in submissions on behalf of an international corporate in relation to an application by HMRC pursuant to paragraph 3 Schedule 36 the Finance Act 2008, on the basis of...
Delighted that Michael Paulin is promoted to B panel of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel - Jul 2018
1 Crown Office Row is pleased to announce that Michael Paulin has been promoted from the C panel to the B panel of the Attorney General's Panels of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Michael will continue...
Michael Paulin successful in Olubando v Secretary of State for Justice - May 2018
Michael Paulin appeared for the successful Respondent in the Employment Tribunal in a trial of allegations of discrimination. The Claimant, a former prison officer, brought a claim for sexual...
Michael Paulin successful in EAT in interim relief case - May 2018
Michael Paulin appeared for the successful Appellants in the Employment Appeal Tribunal in an interlocutory appeal in Lunn v Aston Darby Group Ltd & Or UKEAT 0039/18/BA, concerning the correct...
The Sutton Trust’s ‘Pathways to Law: Introduction to Law’ at the London School of Economics - Jan 2018
Yesterday, Oliver Sanders QC, Sarah Lambert and Michael Paulin spoke about their own journey to the Bar as part of The Sutton Trust's 'Pathways to Law: Introduction to Law' event held at the London...
Michael Paulin successful in judicial review challenge to accelerated payment notices - Oct 2017
Michael Paulin was successful in a judicial review challenge (via the pre-action protocol) brought by an established trading company to two separate accelerated payment notices ("APNs") issued by...
Chambers are delighted to welcome new tenant Michael Paulin - Sep 2017