Dr Mantides makes the £20k cut, but eyes ‘bigger pot for IR35 defence’

A limited company consultant for the NHS who won only half of his IR35 case has received sufficient donations to secure a barrister to appeal the partial defeat.

Dr George Mantides says he is ‘touched’ that enough cash has been sent to his crowdfunding campaign that the target of £20,000 has been met, ensuring him ‘proper representation.’

But because the appeal case could go all the way to the higher courts, or just get “complicated”, the freelance urologist says, his £60k stretch target is now firmly in his sights.

His backers, the Independent Health Professionals Association confirmed: “We are delighted that George has reached his minimum crowd funding target and the funds are even as we speak being transferred to allow work to begin.

“Nevertheless, such legal undertaking is expensive and we’re pleased to say that, mindful of this, [campaign website] Crowd Justice has agreed to extend funding window to allow George to amass a bigger pot for his defence.”

Also in a statement, Dr Mantides told ContractorUK last night: “Thanks to all for your touching contributions to the cause. I am fighting this for my colleagues in the numerous sectors who have supported the challenge. Having now secured [the initial] funds, our fight now continues.”

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Written by Simon Moore

Simon writes impartial news and engaging features for the contractor industry, covering, IR35, the loan charge and general tax and legislation.
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