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IPs and government on collision course over litigation exemption

Long-running dispute between practitioners and policymakers around no-win-no-fee reignites

29 Jan 2015

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UK fraud volumes rise while value falls

Number of fraud cases progressing through British Courts rockets 25% in the past 12 months, while monetary value falls

13 Jan 2015

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London law firm fined after failure to disclose tax avoidance

LZW Law fined £2,000 and must pay £6,965 in costs after failure to disclose tax avoidance activity

13 Jan 2015

Geoffrey Green to replace Fleck as FRRP chair

Former senior partner of global law firm Ashurst to join body responsible for reviewing company accounts

08 Jan 2015

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

‘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

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

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The Practitioner: Mastering a merger

The Practitioner calls for senior staff to step up to the plate: as clandestine merger meetings take place

Guest Column: My year as FD-turned-CEO

Richard Stone speaks openly about his first year as Share plc's CEO - having served as its FD

Leader: KPMG's SME move part of a worrying change to small practice landscape

KPMG's foray into the SME market will likely succeed, but it must convince clients it will ‘care' in the same way a ‘local' practice would

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David vs Goliath? Small practitioners pick apart KPMG's SME move

Storm erupts after Big Four firm announces it will take on high-street accountants and the mid-tier accountancy firms that focus predominantly on SME market

Taking Stock: Mazuma's Blue (Peter) movie

Those crazy cats at Mazuma have filmed a brilliant Blue Peter-style video. They're wasted in number-crunching

Colin: Ben Affleck's costume drama

Colin wonders how much Ben Affleck's turn in The Accountant will differ from his previous roles

Taking Stock: Shooting begins on Affleck thriller The Accountant

Affleck is the star in Warner Brothers flick about and a mild-mannered accountant who becomes a high-class assassin by night

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