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February 2015

Council continues to work on EU Regulation Draft

Council continues to work on EU Regulation Draft

There have been no significant developments concerning the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation this month.  The Council continue to work on their v ...

Unprecedented sentence in Portugal: Court accepted the dismissal of an employee for offenses posted on Facebook

Unprecedented sentence in Portugal: Court accepted the dismissal of an employee for offenses posted on Facebook

For the first time in Portugal, a judicial decision was issued and further confirmed by a higher Court, ruling in generic terms, that an employee’s of ...

Procurement Alert: The New Regulations Series #7 Today's the day, are you ready?

Procurement Alert: The New Regulations Series #7 Today's the day, are you ready?

As the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 come into force today, here's a reminder of some of the key obligations that today brings and things procurem ...

For in-house counsel

For in-house counsel

For in-house counsel: costs changing behaviour in litigation – Part 36, court fees and refusal to mediate.

The Financial Reporting Council – insurance issues

The Financial Reporting Council – insurance issues

The Financial Reporting Council has a number of functions in respect of the financial professions, and these include acting as the independent discipl ...

Scope of duty and the corporate veil

Scope of duty and the corporate veil

Our alert published last year (click here for more details) recorded a first instance decision concerning accountants' scope of duty. Because of their ...

The 'Google' Diverted Profits Tax

The 'Google' Diverted Profits Tax

HM Government's new anti-avoidance proposal, in the form of the so-called ‘Google tax’ (formally known as Diverted Profits Tax (DPT)) encapsulated in ...

Standard of care and loss of a chance

Standard of care and loss of a chance

A recent decision in the High Court case of Altus Group (UK) Ltd [2015] has provided useful guidance for accountancy firms on both the standard of car ...

HMRC's tax avoidance campaign – accelerated payment notices continue

HMRC's tax avoidance campaign – accelerated payment notices continue

In a regular feature, we set out the latest developments in HMRC's campaign against tax avoidance.

The Financial Reporting Council round-up

The Financial Reporting Council round-up

We report today on insurance issues for accountants in relation to FRC investigations. We set out below some recent developments at the FRC which may ...