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Gordon Ramsay sued by US accountants

TV chef sued over outstanding invoices, according to lawsuit fiiled in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court

12 Apr 2013

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Grant Thornton wins dismissal of Parmalat case

Decade-long lawsuit accusing Grant Thornton of malpractice and fraud in connection with the collapse of Parmalat is dismissed

12 Apr 2013

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FBI investigates ex-KPMG partner over allegations of leaked data

FBI investigate former KPMG partner over allegations he leaked information relating to his audit work at Herbalife and Skechers

10 Apr 2013

Ex-HMRC employee jailed over £360,000 fraud

As director of an accountancy firm, Malcolm MacLean falsified documents an manipulated clients' accounts

22 Mar 2013

Autonomy under investigation by SFO, HP claims

The SFO joins the US Department of Justice and the FRC in investigating allegations that "accounting improprieties" at Autonomy caused HP to overpay for the business

12 Mar 2013

DB schemes dealt £2bn blow as ECJ rules against funds in Wheels VAT case

The National Association of Pension Funds and Wheels Common Investment Fund have lost their bid to recoup £2bn in backdated VAT on investment management services for defined benefit schemes.

08 Mar 2013

VAT fraud QC to serve three-and-a-half-years

Rohan Pershad QC will serve three-and-a-half-years in prison having been found guilty of failing to pay £600,000 in VAT

26 Feb 2013

Deloitte sued over "reckless" failings in ChinaCast audit

Lawsuit filed in New York claims Deloitte signed on the accounts of ChinaCast "that were almost entirely false"

21 Feb 2013

QC jailed after £600,000 VAT fraud

Rohan Pershad QC told authorities he thought he could get away with not paying £600,000 in VAT

12 Feb 2013

FRC to investigate Autonomy over financials

The FRC is investigating Autonomy over alleged misrepresentations made in its accounts prior to its acquisition by Hewlett Packard

11 Feb 2013

Legal professional privilege “essential”, say readers

Accountancy Age readers make clear they see legal professional privilege as essential to their ability to practice, after a poll

01 Feb 2013

Former tax boss takes the stand in £5m fraud trial

Former tax boss Andrew Meeson took the stand at Birmingham Crown Court to deny allegations he played a leading role in a £5m pensions tax relief fraud

01 Feb 2013

Hope for IPs on legal reforms is just a flash in the pan

Although the latest evidence on reforms to litigation funding seems to exempt the insolvency profession, the industry is not out of the woods yet, warns Kristy Zander

25 Jan 2013

The privilege of privilege: What the Supreme Court ruling means

Practitioners will continue to face issues around providing legal advice to clients

25 Jan 2013

Judges decide on legal privilege

Colin wonders how the voting process might work among Justices at the the Supreme Court

25 Jan 2013

Insolvency profession wins battle against legal cost reforms

The insolvency profession will be exempt from a clampdown on no-win no-fee litigation cases, bringing an end to a long running battle between the profession and the MOJ

24 Jan 2013

Uncertainty concerns persist as advisors lose privilege ruling

Lord justices follow previous rulings on legal privilege: that it could cause uncertainty, and parliament will have to decide how to extend it

24 Jan 2013

Privileged status: no change on legal advice privilege

Taylor Wessing's Andrew Howell looks at what the Supreme Court's ruling means for accountants

23 Jan 2013

KPMG in talks over PRIME-style work experience scheme for accountants

KPMG enters into talks with founders of legal social mobility venture, which could see the Big Four firm forge an equivalent model for the accountancy profession

11 Jan 2013

Top 32 tax cheats get combined 152 years behind bars

HMRC has caught 32 of its most wanted tax dodgers of 2012

04 Jan 2013

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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?

The Practitioner: The promise of the pension pot

The combination of pensions drawdown and enterprise investment tax planning makes the Practitioner's mouth water - but can the firm get its pensioners lined up in a row?

Leader: Charity begins at home

With so many accountants require support and counselling, an already charitable profession must consider where its efforts go

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Social networking: How does the Top 50 stack up?

Firms are failing to realise the business benefits of social media sites such as utilising LinkedIn

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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