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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

Financial Reporting Council

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

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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

Swiss bank to close after US tax evasion fine

Wegelin, Switzerland's oldest private bank, is to close permanently after pleading guilty to helping Americans evade taxes through secret accounts

04 Jan 2013

Big Four caught in US v China audit argument

SEC accuses Chinese affiliates of Big Four and BDO of breaking securities laws by withholding audit paperwork

05 Dec 2012

Investor files lawsuit against Deloitte & KPMG for work on Autonomy

Allegations the two firms missed numerous red flags in their work with HP and Autonomy have been filed in a lawsuit in the US

29 Nov 2012

Investors sue HP over Autonomy acquisition

Following IT giant’s $5bn write-down of acquired company HP investors file lawsuit for loss of earnings

27 Nov 2012

Expanding LPP for parliament to decide, court told

Broadening the scope of legal professional privilege to take in accountants is a matter for parliament, the Supreme Court hears

07 Nov 2012

ICAEW makes case for legal professional privilege for accountants

ICAEW intervenes in Supreme Court battle between Prudential and HMRC over legal professional privilege for tax advisors

06 Nov 2012

Ex-MF Global customers file lawsuit against PwC auditors

Collapsed bank’s customers file complaint against PwC claiming it failed to properly examine MF Global’s control over customer funds

06 Nov 2012

Battle to allow accountants privilege reaches Supreme Court

Case between Prudential and HMRC allowing accountants to benefit from legal professional privilege reaches Supreme Court

06 Nov 2012

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