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Richard Murphy

"I'm a lone voice," says Richard Murphy

Outspoken tax expert Richard Murphy claims he does not set out to court controversy, but concedes his views make him a contender for the title of most disliked man in tax

23 Jul 2012

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Has KPMG's case strengthened protection on advisory work?

KPMG managed to strike out an investor claim against it, but will firms need to change the way they protect themselves when taking on advisory work, asks Richard Highley

20 Jul 2012

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Top 35 Networks 2012: Where's the risk?

A number of litigation claims have left the risk around working within networks better understood – for now, says Jane Howard

09 Jul 2012

Navigating through the tax avoidance traps

As celebs take the heat on tax avoidance schemes, it's only a matter of time before advisors get burnt. Mayer Brown litigation lawyers offer up advice on how to avoid the traps

04 Jul 2012

Interview: Menzies senior partner Julie Adams

Julie Adams relishes the challenge of stepping into firm's top role, long held by Mike Sands

29 Jun 2012

Gaining competitive advantage the internal way

Making the company run like a well-oiled engine is the key to helping companies save on costs and grow, explains Shantanu Ghosh

27 Jun 2012

Tax: Don't go back in the future

Forget retrospection and instead put the GAAR together properly to create certainty for business, says Gary Richards

16 May 2012

Supreme Court shines a light on cross-border insolvency

Two appeals have been joined together to form a mammoth Supreme Court case: can another country impose their insolvency will on the UK?

15 May 2012

Can firms force partners to retire?

The Supreme Court case on mandatory partner retirement continues to rage on, but it’s not a case of if but when, explains David Walker

02 May 2012

Key questions before entering the cloud

Kevin McLoughlin outlines the key security questions organisations need to ask before trusting financial data to the internet

01 May 2012

The longer the audit tenure the better says Dutch research

Research from a Dutch university shows auditors that have worked with a company for longer than 10 years have a positive effect on financial statements

26 Apr 2012

Patent Box: Accountants and attorneys join forces

Incoming changes to patent tax in the UK will see accountants working closer with lawyers to ensure correct tax is paid explains Jim Boff

16 Apr 2012

Financial liabilities for LLP members: how limited?

LLP members certainly have some protection against liability but where there is a rule, there are exceptions, explains Miguel Pereira

12 Apr 2012

Video: Has the Budget added complexity for accountants

ICAEW tax faculty technical manager Anita Monteith takes Accountancy Age editor Kevin Reed through the Budget's ramifications on the profession

23 Mar 2012

Squeezing in some more tax

Will personal allowance changes really alter behaviour? asks Melanie Stern.

23 Mar 2012

Has LLP status worked?

Accountancy Age asks whether firms' move to LLP status was worth the effort

22 Mar 2012

Ten Budget day predictions

With the Budget only two weeks away the tax-and-spending rumour mill is in full flow. Accountancy Age rounds up accountancy firms' predictions.

09 Mar 2012

Public sector IFRS: worth the effort?

Little drama from local government's move to IFRS, but was it worth the hard work in the first place?

28 Feb 2012

Interview: RBS group FD Bruce Van Saun

Bruce Van Saun, FD at RBS, explains in his first major UK interview how he is tackling the biggest turnaround job on the planet

24 Feb 2012

#AAYP: The 35 under 35

Accountancy Age and Financial Director present the rising stars of the accountancy profession

23 Feb 2012

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The Practitioner: Pruning clients, growing staff numbers

Not so easy come easy go for the Practitioner, as a troublesome client is finally given the heave-ho, but a new staff member is welcomed on board

Are ethics and profits mutually exclusive?

The markets crave trust, and business must be more proactive in its delivery

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

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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

Taking Stock: Netsuite Twitter-trolls Sage CEO on first day

Sage and Netsuite chief executives engage in boisterous Twitter exchange

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