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
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.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Can you keep a secret?18 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.
Clive Greenwood and Frances Simm write for Accountancy Age: Compulsory retirement: avoiding the partner pitfalls20 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.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Sexual harassment – is accountancy next for #MeToo?24 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?
Fergus Payne writes for Accountancy Age: What does the future hold for listed accountancy firms?13 March 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Fergus Payne discusses why firms would consider listing on a stock market or taking external investment.
Karen Baxter writes for Accountancy Age: Mind the gap: what accountancy firms should be doing ahead of the new gender pay gap reporting rules16 February 2018
With less than two months to go until the deadline for filing gender pay gap reports, thousands of employers have not yet provided their figures. Karen Baxter asks, is your firm ready?
Clive Greenwood writes for Accountancy Age: How to protect LLP firms from a damaging team move10 January 2018
In an article for Accountancy Age, Clive Greenwood discusses that while accountancy firms heavily invest in attracting and retaining talent, do they devote sufficient effort to ensuring teams can’t go and play for the opposition?