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Financial Reporting Council

FRC consults on EU audit directive and regulation

FRC seeking views on whether limits on non-audit services to PIEs or their controlled entities in Europe should apply to all audited group entities

19 Dec 2014

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‘Accountant of Auschwitz' to face day in court

Prosecutors proceed with trial of 93-year-old Oskar Gröning, known as the 'the accountant of Auschwitz'

17 Dec 2014

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EY goes multi-disciplinary as it gains legal services licence

EY aims for complex group service provision with legal licence

01 Dec 2014

Vincent Tchenguiz sues Grant Thornton and Kaupthing for £2.2bn

Embattled tycoon Vincent Tchenguiz launches legal action against Grant Thornton, Kaupthing and three individuals over failed SFO probe

28 Nov 2014

BDO liquidators win £24m for Rangers creditors

BDO secure £24m for Rangers creditors after agreeing settlement with Collyer Bristow, the lawyers who acted for Craig Whyte when he bought the club in 2011

20 Nov 2014

Duff & Phelps trio arrested over alleged ‘fraudulent’ Rangers takeover

Three employees from Duff & Phelps arrested in connection to alleged fraudulent sale of Rangers Football Club

17 Nov 2014

Kinetic’s tax partner Ashford in law firm move

CIoT council member Gary Ashford joins law firm Harbottle and Lewis after Kinetic Partners spell

13 Nov 2014

ABS: Will you be taking on too much?

While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

05 Nov 2014

Wilkins Kennedy defence 'misplaced', claims Harlequin in $68m dispute

Top 20 firm's former client claims key element of defence is "misplaced" in final filing before hearing

01 Oct 2014

PwC faces $1bn lawsuit over bad MF Global advice

PwC's advice on "repurchase-to-maturity" transactions was a substantial cause of the 2011 collapse of MF Global, judge claims

28 Aug 2014

Deloitte dismisses HP claim plans as 'utterly without merit'

HP plans to sue Deloitte over its auditing of Autonomy's accounts, lawyer tells court

26 Aug 2014

Keeping the accountants accountable

Mills & Reeve’s Virginia Hickley explains how accountants can protect themselves from liabilities arising from advising on tax avoidance schemes

21 Aug 2014

Parliament approves ICAEW as probate and ABS regulator

ICAEW is to begin issuing licences from September

15 Aug 2014

Ex-KWM management duo to spearhead growth of PwC Asia legal arm

Former King & Wood Mallesons Australia head Tony O'Malley joins PwC to spearhead expansion of legal services business across Asia-Pacific

14 Aug 2014

Tchenguiz brothers prepare to take legal action against GT over SFO probe

Lawyers for Vincent Tchenguiz takes first steps in further legal action after agency settles with brothers

04 Aug 2014

SFO agree £1.5m deal in final Tchenguiz brothers raids claim

Agency will pay Robert Tchenguiz £1.5m plus costs to settle case, after agreeing a separate £3m award with brother Vincent

01 Aug 2014

NHS accountant jailed over £2m fraud

NHS accountant at two primary care trusts set up standing orders to own accounts in order to buy property

30 Jul 2014

Grant Thornton could face £200m civil suit over Tchenguiz SFO raids

Vincent Tchenguiz considers legal action against firm after SFO settles damages claim

29 Jul 2014

Top 50+50 LLPs make cash call due to tax changes

Two-thirds of the 2014 Top 50+50 LLPs made cash calls to partners caught by new LLP taxation rules

22 Jul 2014

Wilkins Kennedy dismisses Harlequin $68m claim

Top 50 firm Wilkins Kennedy denies breach of duty claim against it filed by Harlequin Property and Harlequin Hotels & Resorts

07 Jul 2014

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The Practitioner: 'Tis the season to tidy up

The Practitioner lets loose with 'Deskgate', after losing the plot over yet another untidy area...

AS2014: Osborne's reforms sensible - IoD

Sensible reforms preface more radical tax policies in next parliament, writes Institute of Directors' head of taxation Stephen Herring

#AS2014: ACCA still concerned over public coffers, despite spending plans

Government's spending plans give false impression of state of the UK's finances, writes ACCA's Chas Roy-Chowdhury

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Intermediary rules: What your clients need to know

Alastair Kendrick walks through the new landscape for workers engaged through intermediaries, and finds that clients might not have up-to-scratch systems and processes

Taking Stock: Massaging the figures

TS was pleased to note some interesting methods to alleviate Christmas stress

Colin: Using Google to make money out of the net

Colin thinks Osborne's latest tax wheeze means he is not such a bad egg after all

Taking Stock: Daddy issues at French Duncan

Taking Stock spares a though for Alasdair Cairns, who has just gained a new boss. His dad.

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