Thompson, the former chairman of
Hollinger’s audit committee, has
testified that he approved more than ?100m in fees to
Conrad Black’s private
management company without ever reviewing a single piece of paper to support the
Thompson made this admission during cross-examination by lawyers for Black
who attempted to cast doubt over his leadership of the audit committee.
One lawyer accused Thompson and other audit committee members of trying to
salvage their reputations by testifying Black duped Hollinger’s board into
approving payments to himself and top executives.
Black and his co-defendants deny all charges of fraud and racketeering.
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
Merger between Clear & Lane Chartered Accountants and Magma Chartered Accountants was finalised on 3 February
BDO has taken its new partner intake to 23 during the first half of its financial year, including the appointment of five partners in five weeks
The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016