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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.

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme - implications for professional defendants

 On 1 January 2019, a two year disclosure pilot came into effect in the Business and Property Courts (B&PC) in England and Wales. It applies to ex ...

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Burgess v Lejonvarn (round 3) - Professional not negligent in mates rate decision

Professionals who provide professional services gratuitously and without a contract owe a duty of care in tort to act with reasonable care and skill i ...

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Blockchain - are you engaged?

Distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) is perhaps best known to date for its role in enabling the exchange of cryptocurrencies. However, its potential ...

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

FRC v Sports Direct International Plc ("Sports Direct"): the latest regulatory challenge on privilege

In September last year, the FRC successfully obtained an order that an audit client disclose to the FRC privileged documents relevant to its investiga ...

'What is Subsidence?' An Interview with Sarah Dodd

'What is Subsidence?' An Interview with Sarah Dodd

DAC Beachcroft Subsidence expert Sarah Dodd answers a few questions in light of the recent surge of claims following the UK’s record-breaking heat of ...

Illegality and the recoverability of damages: a dangerous path

Illegality and the recoverability of damages: a dangerous path

The recent Court of Appeal decision in XX v Whittington Hospital NHS Trust [2018] EWCA Civ 2832 has attracted far less comment than might have been ex ...

A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

A substantial change to the law on false imprisonment - Parker v Chief Constable of Essex

The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in the above claim, which is of considerable significance in relation to the level of damages payable ...

High cost cases – an important decision on Part 36 offers

High cost cases – an important decision on Part 36 offers

The decision of the Senior Courts Cost Office in the case of JLE v Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust [2018] 12 WLUK 450 is a deci ...

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

Is illness ever a defence to dishonesty?

The recent decision of the Divisional Court in the cases of SRA v James, Naylor & McGreggor has caused consternation amongst the profession, many ...