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Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

Accountancy Newsletter March 2019

DAC Beachcroft's Accountancy newsletter features topical news and insights for our clients and contacts.

“Is it time to build a new house?” Financial reporting – a new era beckons for professionals, directors and their insurers.

“Is it time to build a new house?” Financial reporting – a new era beckons for professionals, directors and their insurers.

Two significant publications at the end of 2018 seem likely to transform financial reporting and its regulation. Looking at both increasing competiti ...

Relief for Pension Trustees facing tax liability

Relief for Pension Trustees facing tax liability

M v St Anne's Trustees Limited (June 2018) – In the Court of Appeal in Guernsey DAC Beachcroft and Carey Olsen acted for the trustee in this successfu ...

Trust Busting

Trust Busting

In a world where the creation of schemes to exploit loopholes in global tax laws causes social uproar about 'hiding money' (the leaking of the Panama ...

FCA's first referral to the CMA

FCA's first referral to the CMA

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has serious concerns over the way the £7tn UK asset management sector operates. Therefore, in September 2017, th ...

When professional duties go beyond the terms of engagement

When professional duties go beyond the terms of engagement

The recent High Court case of Denning v Greenhalgh Financial Services Limited held that the extent of the defendant's duty was determined by the terms ...

Accountancy Newsletter May 2017

Accountancy Newsletter May 2017

DAC Beachcroft's Accountancy newsletter features topical news and insights for our clients and contacts.

Limiting liability: Star Polaris and its implications for terms of engagement

Limiting liability: Star Polaris and its implications for terms of engagement

The recent case of Star Polaris LLC v HHIC-Phil Inc[1] in the High Court is a reminder to accountants and auditors that clauses in their letter of eng ...

Accountancy Newsletter February 2017

Accountancy Newsletter February 2017

DAC Beachcroft's Accountancy newsletter features topical news and insights for our clients and contacts.

Guernsey court adopts restrictive approach to Hastings Bass

Guernsey court adopts restrictive approach to Hastings Bass

In the autumn edition of this newsletter, we reported on a decision by the Guernsey Court in the case of HCS Trustees Limited and another v Camperio L ...