Our professional services group advises an array of clients across the professional services world; from accountants and surveyors, to management consultants and property consultancies and everything in between.
We have a reputation for providing exceptional service to our accountancy clients and for delivering pragmatic, commercially-focused and timely advice. We bring together a market leading team of lawyers who are focused on issues that accountancies are often faced with, such as:
- admissions and expulsions of partners
- mergers and acquisitions of accountancy practices
- business immigration needs
- employment law advice
- data privacy
- regulatory issues
- negotiating commercial contracts
- dispute resolution
Innocent partners may not be liable for losses caused by the fraudulent conduct of rogue partners28 July 2021
In July 2021 the Court of Appeal held that innocent partners in a firm of solicitors are not always liable to former clients of the firm for losses caused by the acts of a fraudulent partner[i].
Any member of an LLP may be subject to a Disqualification Order – not just those on the Management Committee06 April 2021
Pursuant to the Company Directors Disqualification Act 1986 (CDDA) the court may, in certain circumstances, make a ‘Disqualification Order’ preventing an individual from being a company director for a period of up to 15 years.
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: Top tips for updating your LLP Agreement25 April 2019
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne, partner and head of our partnerships and LLPs practice group, explains how to update your LLP Agreement.
Andrew Wanambwa writes for Accountancy Daily: Section 2 notices raise risk level for accountants18 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.
James Gill and Mark Hersey write for Accountancy Age: Moving to the Cloud in 2019: 10 steps to avoid the common pitfalls08 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.
Joanna Hunt writes for Architects' Journal: How can architecture benefit from the Exceptional Talent visa route?20 December 2018
In an article for Architects' Journal, Joanna Hunt examines the extension of the Home Office’s Tier 1 category to cover architects wanting to work in the UK.
Fraser McKeating writes for Accountancy Age: Professional privilege and investigations – what do accountants need to know?26 November 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fraser McKeating explains how the law of privilege operates in the context of investigations.
The regulator and the right of reply: two recent cases involving the Financial Reporting Council29 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.