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Potential implications for solicitors who enable tax avoidance

Potential implications for solicitors who enable tax avoidance

HMRC has recently published a discussion document "Strengthening Tax Avoidance Sanctions and Deterrents" which addresses a proposal to impose penaltie ...

Accountancy Newsletter October 2016

Accountancy Newsletter October 2016

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

Tribunal criticises HMRC's approach to imposing penalties and clears tax scheme user of fraud and negligence

Tribunal criticises HMRC's approach to imposing penalties and clears tax scheme user of fraud and negligence

In the recent First Tier Tribunal decision of Anthony Bayliss v HMRC (TC/2015/06609), the Tribunal not only cleared the taxpayer of fraud, but also of ...

HMRC's assault on tax avoidance continues

HMRC's assault on tax avoidance continues

We have previously reported on HMRC's campaign to clamp down on tax avoidance by use of accelerated payment notices to recover disputed tax directly f ...

Trustees in Bankruptcy should beware the pitfalls of ignoring legal professional privilege

Trustees in Bankruptcy should beware the pitfalls of ignoring legal professional privilege

Law firm Dechert LLP has been ordered to cease acting for the principal creditor of bankrupt Russian businessman, Mr Shlosberg, because it also acted ...

A Cautionary Reminder: Be Clear who your Client is

A Cautionary Reminder: Be Clear who your Client is

In the recent decision of Caliendo and Another v Mishcon de Reya (a Firm), Mishcon de Reya was subject to a professional negligence action by sharehol ...

Vendor's solicitor jointly liable to purchaser in novel breach of trust case

Vendor's solicitor jointly liable to purchaser in novel breach of trust case

Hurry Narain Purrunsing v A’Court & Co and (2) House Owners Conveyancers Limited [2016] EWHC 789 (14 April 2016) In a case which raises a novel po ...

Accountancy Newsletter March 2016

Accountancy Newsletter March 2016

FRC set to gain new powers in June The accountancy regulator, the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), will gain new powers in June 2016 as it w ...

Accountancy Newsletter July 2016

Accountancy Newsletter July 2016

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

Loss of Chance to obtain better outcome in commercial negotiations

Loss of Chance to obtain better outcome in commercial negotiations

Although a claim against a firm of solicitors, the Harding Homes v Bircham Dyson Bell decision is of significance to accountants and financial profess ...