Law & professional services

2019 Articles

It’s a bittersweet apology from Hargreaves Lansdown
It’s a bittersweet apology from Hargreaves Lansdown
With a hat-trick of senior figures set to leave Hargreaves Lansdown, one can’t help wondering how the investment company is [...]
August 21, 2019
Debunking four common myths around temporary workers
Debunking four common myths around temporary workers
Work is the hub around which the spokes of society revolve: we depend on our labour to make a living.  But [...]
August 19, 2019
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth managers Tilney and Smith & Williamson in tie-up talks
Wealth manager Tilney is in merger talks with fellow-wealth manager Smith & Williamson. A deal would create a firm with [...]
August 18, 2019
Grant Thornton quits as Sports Direct auditor
Grant Thornton quits as Sports Direct auditor
Sports Direct faces being left without an auditor after Grant Thornton told the retailer it would not apply for reappointment. [...]
August 14, 2019
UK lawyers taking Belgian citizenship in case of no-deal Brexit
UK lawyers taking Belgian citizenship in case of no-deal Brexit
UK lawyers in Brussels are taking Belgian citizenship in order to keep practising before the European courts post-Brexit. Brussels is [...]
August 13, 2019
Muddy Waters says Burford has ‘same illness’ that doomed Enron
Muddy Waters says Burford has ‘same illness’ that doomed Enron
Muddy Waters redoubled its assault on litigation funder Burford Capital today, accusing the company of having the “same illness” that [...]
August 13, 2019
PwC resigns as Staffline auditor following delay to 2018 results
PwC resigns as Staffline auditor following delay to 2018 results
Recruiter Staffline said today that is auditor PwC has resigned after it put its audit contract out to tender. Staffline [...]
August 12, 2019
Shares in M&C Saatchi plunge after it announces £6.4m charge following accounting errors
Shares in M&C Saatchi plunge after it announces £6.4m charge following accounting errors
Shares in M&C Saatchi fell more than 20 per cent this morning after it announced a £6.4m charge after discovering [...]
August 12, 2019
UK prosecutor handed £85m funding injection
UK prosecutor handed £85m funding injection
The UK prosecutor will be handed an extra £85m in funding as part of the Prime Minister’s crackdown on crime, Downing Street [...]
August 11, 2019
Deloitte sued for £20m over collapse of storage firm
Deloitte sued for £20m over collapse of storage firm
A Yorkshire-based businessman is suing big four accountant Deloitte and international law firm Clyde & Co over allegations that Barclays [...]
August 11, 2019
Shortseller Gotham City piles pressure on under-fire Burford Capital with further criticism
Shortseller Gotham City piles pressure on under-fire Burford Capital with further criticism
Shortseller Gotham City Research has added to the pressure on litigation funder Burford Capital which it described today as “inappropriately [...]
August 11, 2019
Window slams shut on litigation funder floats after Burford Capital’s terrible week
Window slams shut on litigation funder floats after Burford Capital’s terrible week
The attack by shortseller Muddy Waters on Burford Capital last week has slammed shut the window on other litigation funders looking to go public. [...]
August 11, 2019
Listed litigation funders scramble to avoid Burford contagion
Listed litigation funders scramble to avoid Burford contagion
Listed litigation funders have distanced themselves from Burford Capital today, after a short seller attack yesterday sent Burford’s shares on [...]
August 8, 2019
Watchdog tells firms to go 'above and beyond' law to co-operate with probes
Watchdog tells firms to go 'above and beyond' law to co-operate with probes
The fraud watchdog has told firms they will need to go “above and beyond what the law requires” if they [...]
August 6, 2019