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Adrian Marlowe

Adrian Marlowe is a recruitment industry specialist lawyer. Founder and MD of compliance and legal consultancy Lawspeed, chairman of the Association of Recruitment Consultancies (ARC) and founder and director of the recruitment standards accreditation organisation Standards in Recruitment.

Adrian qualified as a solicitor in 1978. In 1997 he set up Lawspeed devising new forms of commercial contracts and innovative support for recruitment agencies and related providers. Adrian’s work includes creating the first IR35 friendly contracts, and he is architect of the conduct regulations limited company opt out. Adrian is available as an expert witness in disputes relating to recruitment matters.

Adrian is co-founder of ARC which was set up in 2009 to provide a membership service for lobbying on the big issues affecting recruiters and to provide day to day support on compliance and best practice. Adrian devised and is co-founder of SiR, launched in 2015 to fill a need for a single independent recruitment standard available to all recruitment businesses.

Adrian is a member of BSI standards e-committee and the Genesis Initiative, the inter-parliamentary lobbying group for SMEs.

Adrian regularly speaks at seminars and events related to recruitment law and all related operational aspects including long term strategy. His singular approach is to help business minimise risk by having the best contracts and processes in place whilst at the same time have a voice to be heard on the bigger picture.


Author Content

In wake of Optimum Pay Group entering insolvency, Lawspeed outlines the options if your umbrella company is next to fold.

Disturbing the UK’s contractor market – or worse destroying it, is the dangerous sum of the Treasury’s imbalanced proposals.

A judgment from 2008 which acts as a selling point to use recruitment agency contractors is under threat.

‘Caught-PSCs are only employed for the purposes of tax, which you may be having overly deducted.’

23rd April, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

Legal aid for a limited company contractor whose IR35 case is undermined by his coronavirus hopes.

6th April, 2020 | Coronavirus

Get to grips with your new obligations as temporary workers’ fee-payer or client.

22nd March, 2020 | Private Sector IR35 Reform

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