PracticeAccounting FirmsDeloitte wins dispute with ‘gang of four’

Deloitte wins dispute with 'gang of four'

Big Four firm Deloitte has won its High Court dispute with four partners who are set to leave the firm for rival KPMG.

The ‘gang of four’ – Rustom Kharegat, Robert Ohrenstein, Helen Pratten and John Oldcom – entered into legal dispute with the firm after quitting in November 2003.

They disputed being bound by the extent of notice period and covenants included in Deloitte’s limited liability partnership agreement in July 2003. The court upheld the partnership agreement.

John Connolly, senior partner and chief executive said: ‘We are very pleased with the outcome, which ensures that our partnership agreement is upheld. While we regret that it was necessary to settle the matter in court, it was resolved quickly and decisively and we wish the departing partners well.’

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