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There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points for accounting practices

There is now a “dominant purpose” test for legal advice privilege – some practical points for accounting practices

Litigation’ privilege has long been subject to a ‘dominant purpose’test. For a document to be privileged, the dominant purpose for its creation must h ...

FRC consults on proposals to revise ISA standards for identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement

FRC consults on proposals to revise ISA standards for identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement

The FRC is consulting on proposals to revise International Standard on Auditing (UK) 315 – Identifying and Assessing the Risks of Material Misstatemen ...

Disguised Remuneration Schemes and The Loan Charge- Are Accountants Exposed?

Disguised Remuneration Schemes and The Loan Charge- Are Accountants Exposed?

Accountants have been facing claims for a while because of their previous involvement in disguised remuneration schemes looking to reduce income tax a ...

Fully Charged! Recent decisions where the Court has been positive in compelling parties to engage in ADR

Fully Charged! Recent decisions where the Court has been positive in compelling parties to engage in ADR

Parties to litigation have long been encouraged to consider Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Its numerous benefits include assisting parties to r ...

Administrators should act in the best interest of company’s creditors as a whole - in the absence of a special relationship it should not favour any particular creditor

Administrators should act in the best interest of company’s creditors as a whole - in the absence of a special relationship it should not favour any particular creditor

Fraser Turner Limited v PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and others [2019] EWCA Civ 1290 The Court of Appeal has upheld a decision striking out claims again ...

A warning for insolvency practitioners – take care when handling personal data

A warning for insolvency practitioners – take care when handling personal data

The Financial Conduct Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme have issued a joint statement wa ...

Coronavirus and Cyber Risks

Coronavirus and Cyber Risks

The staggering advance of the coronavirus is not only having serious implications on health systems around the world, but cybercriminals are taking ad ...

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

Solicitors Risk alert - COVID-19

The SRA’s approach to regulation during the Covid-19 outbreak – pragmatism but no relaxation The profession, like everyone, is adjusting to the disrup ...

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

Coronavirus Act 2020 – Implications for the Construction Industry – Part 2

After racing through the parliamentary stages at a speed which, at normal times, would be unheard of, the Coronavirus Bill 2020 became law on 25 March ...

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Changes to Bereavement Damages Awards from 1 May 2020

Following The Damages for Bereavement (Variation of Sum) (England and Wales) Order 2020, published on 16 March 2020, the award for bereavement in fata ...