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Press21 June 2019
In an article for Building, Naomi Hanrahan-Soar asks, are speedier visas enough to ease the skills crisis that the Architecture profession is facing?
16 May 2019
Earlier this week, the International Bar Association published its report on bullying and harassment in the legal profession. The message is clear – as a profession we are not meeting the highest standards of conduct which are integral to our positions as bastions of the law. We must change within the profession, and take responsibility for driving wider societal change.
Press01 April 2019
Fergus Payne recently attended the latest Gazette roundtable, where mergers, finance, technology and succession planning were high on the agenda and changing law firm business structures were discussed.
Press18 March 2019
Professional services firms, requests for documents and Section 2 notices under Criminal Justice Act 1987 could pose a risk for accountants and auditors as illustrated in the recent Omers case at the High Court, explains Andrew Wanambwa, in an article for Accountancy Age.
21 February 2019
The Supreme Court has upheld the appeal of a firm of solicitors defending a professional negligence claim and helpfully reiterated well-established principles about the approach the court must take when considering the issue of causation in loss of chance cases. The decision clarifies what has to be proved in cases where the question for the court depends on what: (a) the claimant would have done (which the claimant must prove to the usual standard ‘on the balance of probabilities’); compared with (b) what others would have done (which are better assessed on a loss of chance basis).
James Gill and Mark Hersey write for Accountancy Age: Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls
Press08 January 2019
Mark Hersey and James Gill have written an article for Accountancy Age explaining how to make your move to cloud accounting as smooth as possible this year.
The new visa route for recognised or emerging leaders in architecture: what does this mean for the architectural sector?13 December 2018
The Government has announced a new immigration category for overseas recognised or emerging leaders in architecture that has the potential to ease access to jobs in the UK. With Brexit looming on the horizon, this news will provide some much needed reassurance that the UK’s Architecture sector will still be able to attract the best global talent over the coming years. However the new measures are limited in their scope and are unlikely to plug the gap that will be left once freedom of movement for EU workers comes to an end.
Fraser McKeating writes for Accountancy Age: Professional privilege and investigations – what do accountants need to know?
Press26 November 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fraser McKeating explains how the law of privilege operates in the context of investigations.
15 November 2018
In an article for FT Adviser, Andrew Wanambwa discusses the powerful new weapon in the armoury of enforcement agencies, unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs).
Case Study29 October 2018
The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) is the regulator for UK statutory audits. Its responsibilities include setting audit standards, as well as enforcing the quality of audit. It is the investigative and disciplinary body for UK accountants dealing with cases affecting the public interest. FRC investigations naturally focus on those under its jurisdiction, such as its member accountancy firms and individual auditors. Sometimes, however, the conduct of the audited company and its managers will also be relevant. Two recent cases have discussed the duties owed by the FRC to these entities. The cases will be relevant to other regulators.
Press18 October 2018
In this article for Accountancy Age, Karen Baxter looks at how the role of settlement agreements may have kept abusive behaviour quiet in accountancy firms.
Two wrongs don’t make a right: Court of Appeal decides illegality is no defence to professional negligence claim16 October 2018
For public policy reasons, the Court of Appeal has held that the defence of illegality was not available to a firm of solicitors that failed to register a property transfer to a client involved in mortgage fraud. The court decided that there was no risk that enforcing the client’s negligence claim would undermine the integrity of the justice system and she was entitled to damages, in spite of the fraud.
Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm write for Accountancy Age: Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls
Press20 August 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm discuss the rules and processes involved when compelling an individual to retire from a business they co-own.
Press01 August 2018
In an article for Lawyer Monthly, Jonathan Carr discusses employment law due diligence in M&A transactions, and what US companies should consider when investing in the UK.
Press10 July 2018
In an article for The Law Society Gazette, Karen Baxter discusses parental leave and urges fathers to take paternity leave too.
Press03 July 2018
In an article for Architect's Choice, Sara Cohen discusses the concept of business owners sharing ownership with employees.
Press11 June 2018
In an article for Law360, Richard Moore discusses the employment law considerations U.S. companies need to think about when acquiring U.K. based companies or assets, due to a number of differing fundamental employment principles.
Press24 May 2018
Sexual harassment is big news at the moment as numerous big Hollywood names have opened the floodgates and encouraged individuals to come forward. Karen Baxter asks, is accountancy next for #MeToo?
Sam Koppel writes for Accountancy Age: Is the accountancy sector facing an international talent crisis?
Press13 April 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Sam Koppel discusses the recent restrictions for accountancy firms to hire non-EEA workers who require Tier 2 work visas.
19 March 2018
Michael Burd is quoted in the write up of the latest Gazette roundtable held last week.