Legal

Danny Alexander

Treasury to push on with partnership crackdown

Danny Alexander announces tough new guidelines for LLPs

17 Sep 2013

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Financial transaction tax illegal, warn lawyers

A financial transaction tax imposed across 11 EU countries would contravene the EU treaty, lawyers from the bloc conclude

11 Sep 2013

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, claims law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders' benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co

10 Sep 2013

Coleclough joins dispute resolution firm Expert Evidence

CIoT president Stephen Coleclough joins dispute resolution firm Expert Evidence

09 Sep 2013

SFO charges Olympus over accounting scandal

Serious Fraud Office brings prosecution against Olympus and its UK subsidiary in connection to a £1.1bn accounting scandal

04 Sep 2013

Former Grant Thornton US partner pleads guilty to stealing $4m

Ex-Grant Thornton partner Craig Haber pleads guilty to stealing $4m in client payments from the global accounting firm

22 Aug 2013

Wakefield accountant banned for 14 years

Darren Upton receives 14 year ban from being a company director for swindling client funds designated for the taxman

13 Aug 2013

IFRS “legally flawed”, say readers

Readers vote overwhelmingly in agreement with legal opinion suggesting IFRS is not compatible with company law

07 Aug 2013

KPMG mulls ABS move as it seeks legal expansion

KPMG launches search for a Manchester-based legal team

06 Aug 2013

Auditors' duties: The burden of expectation

Jane Howard looks at how auditors can best protect their position in light of enhanced expectations and new reporting requirements

31 Jul 2013

Grant Thornton administrators to sue PwC for €1bn

Administrators to sue PwC for its role in collapse of Quinn Insurance. PwC hits back that claim contains “factual inaccuracies”

30 Jul 2013

Tchenguiz brothers prepare £2.5bn action against Grant Thornton liquidators

Vincent and Robert Tchenguiz are set to sue Grant Thornton liquidators Stephen Akers and Mark McDonald over a botched Serious Fraud Office investigation

29 Jul 2013

Former Olympus execs sentenced over accounting fraud

Three former executives at Japanese camera maker Olympus handed suspended jail sentences for their part in a £1bn accounting fraud

03 Jul 2013

Torex Group financial accountant jailed for false accounting

Mark Woodbridge jailed for three years and ten months for his part in a false accounting scandal at the software company between 2006 and 2007

24 Jun 2013

Serious tax evasion cases hit a five year low

Instances of tax evasion cases exceeding £50,000 down 16% on last year and 36% from its peak in 2010

24 Jun 2013

Minority bondholders given ammunition to fight back

Following a court decision restructurings which penalise minority bondholders could fall foul of the law explains Craig Barrett

31 May 2013

HMRC press officer charged under Operation Elveden

HMRC press officer accused of leaking information, including 2010 Budget plans, to Sun journalist in return for £17,500

14 May 2013

Leader: Be careful what you wish for over legal privilege

Accountants may yet succeed in wrestling away lawyers' monopoly on legal professional privilege. By doing so they risk a scenario that is no good for either party

23 Apr 2013

Taking Stock: Unleash the (tax lawyer) hounds

It was accountants versus lawyers at a lively Pinsent Masons debate on legal professional privilege

23 Apr 2013

Ex-KPMG partner charged over insider trading

Former KPMG partner charged and released on bail for insider trading in the US. KPMG chairman and CEO says the firm is also planning legal action

12 Apr 2013

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Organisations are now looking for a software service that is cost effective, flexible, streamlined and able to meet the needs of the business both today and in the future

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Bank raiding powers could put HMRC at top of insolvency pecking order

Will HMRC’s new bank raiding powers see insolvency practitioners pursuing it for funds taken illegally in the event of bankruptcy?

Miller's Tale: Quality time(sheets)

Love them or loathe them, timesheets are a part of day-to-day life for most practices. Cara Miller asks whether they're actually outdated, and a hindrance

The Practitioner: In death comes clarity

The untimely death of a client makes The Practitioner think about the role of an accountant

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Probate: How to manage death and taxes

Mick Jones takes a sideways, but informative, view on the issues accountants face in offering probate services

Colin: There's nothing like a well-thought-out plan

Colin wonders whether some SMEs are keeping it too simple

Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

Sometimes you just can't make it up, TS finds

Scrapping IR35 all very well – but what else?

IR35 has proven ineffective, but 'what are the alternatives?' asks Calum Fuller

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