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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

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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

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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

Colin: From Excel to the cells

Colin ponders the implications of the Queen's speech

13 Jun 2014

Serious Crime Bill: what this means for professional advisers

Practical implications and costs for accountants from government crackdown on organised crime will be significant

12 Jun 2014

Corrupt accountants targeted by new serious crime bill

Serious Crime Bill includes new offence that targets people who "knowingly participate in an organised crime group"

05 Jun 2014

LLP members are "workers": what this means for whistleblowers

Rachel Farr at Taylor Wessing looks at what the Krista Bates-van Winkelhof case means for LLP members and firms

23 May 2014

Supreme Court rules LLP members have whistleblower protection

The UK Supreme Court rules that members of LLPs who blow the whistle at work have the same protection as employeess

22 May 2014

Hillgrove to take tax evasion case to Court of Appeal

PR man Richard Hillgrove files appeal against tax evasion conviction

02 May 2014

More to come despite UK Tobin Tax court knockback

The EU's Court of Justice only ruled against claim on its prematurity, not merits of argument

01 May 2014

Harlequin Group files High Court claim against Wilkins Kennedy

Wilkins Kennedy facing trouble from paradise as Buccament Bay developer Harlequin Group files High Court proceedings against firm

28 Apr 2014

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Baker Tilly's impending name change opens up a range of possiblities, writes Calum Fuller

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The Practitioner is gobsmacked at the opportunities for tax savings that R&D credits will bring for clients

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Auto-enrolment: Know the workforce - assessing workers

Who 'works' for a business? A simple question, but one that requires careful consideration as far as meeting auto-enrolment requirements are concerned, writes Stephen Rowntree

Colin: No-go for new Tesco logo

Colin attempts a unilateral rebrand for Tesco

Taking Stock: Haslers' marathon man avoids comfort break

Better out than in for long-distance runner

Taking Stock: Rickard very Keen on its psuedonym

Rickard Keen's move to limited status sees some unusual detail at Companies House...

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