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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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While alternative business structures (ABSs) might benefit some accountancy firms, others could be in danger of overstepping their capabilities

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Internal auditors must up game over new anti-corruption rules

Government's more onerous anti-corruption plan means internal auditors must up their game

Colin: Audit losses go down badly

Colin imagines KPMG's reaction to losing Diageo audit

Colin: Deloitte redeems Gherkin

Colin speculates on what changes might take place at 30 St Mary Axe under the new Brazilian ownership

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Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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