Law & professional services

2019 Articles

Spending advice for the chancellor
Spending advice for the chancellor
With the ongoing constitutional soap opera unfolding in Westminster, it’s hardly surprising that the Spending Round announcement from Sajid Javid [...]
September 19, 2019
Major US law firm launches first office in 'exciting and remarkable' London
Major US law firm launches first office in 'exciting and remarkable' London
US law firm Alston & Bird launched an office in London today in a bid to build a transatlantic finance [...]
September 18, 2019
Sports Direct notifies business department as it continues auditor hunt
Sports Direct notifies business department as it continues auditor hunt
Sports Direct has notified the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) department that it is tendering for a new auditor [...]
September 18, 2019
For the tax avoidance of doubt: In light of the review into the controversial  loan charge, what are the options?
For the tax avoidance of doubt: In light of the review into the controversial loan charge, what are the options?
With reports of people losing their homes, going bankrupt, and even committing suicide, it’s clear that the government’s so-called “loan [...]
September 18, 2019
US law firms struggling to displace UK elite in FTSE boardrooms
US law firms struggling to displace UK elite in FTSE boardrooms
Despite the march of US law firms on the City legal market, new data published today shows their UK rivals [...]
September 18, 2019
Real lives will be ruined by the delay to the laws dropped with the prorogation of parliament
Real lives will be ruined by the delay to the laws dropped with the prorogation of parliament
The prorogation of parliament has been variously cast as an attempted coup or a smart move in delivering the referendum [...]
September 17, 2019
Shares in law firm Rosenblatt rise at it buys M&A boutique
Shares in law firm Rosenblatt rise at it buys M&A boutique
Shares in listed London law firm Rosenblatt rose today after it announced the acquisition of Manchester corporate finance boutique Convex [...]
September 16, 2019
PwC partner profits jump to £765,000 despite criticism for poor quality of audit work
PwC partner profits jump to £765,000 despite criticism for poor quality of audit work
Partner profits at PwC UK increased 7.4 per cent to £765,000 this year, despite the firm receiving a dressing down [...]
September 16, 2019
Senior KPMG restructuring partners set for 25 per cent pay rise to stave-off break up
Senior KPMG restructuring partners set for 25 per cent pay rise to stave-off break up
Senior partners in KPMG’s restructuring division have received a 25 per cent pay rise as the accountancy giant tries to [...]
September 15, 2019
Audit bigwigs say lack of timetable for reform of troubled regulator is 'a concern'
Audit bigwigs say lack of timetable for reform of troubled regulator is 'a concern'
The heads of two leading audit bodies have expressed concern about perceived government inaction on the reform of the troubled [...]
September 11, 2019
UK litigation funder Augusta raises $115m from US investment manager
UK litigation funder Augusta raises $115m from US investment manager
The UK’s largest litigation funder by case volume Augusta said today it had raised $115m (£93m) from an unnamed US [...]
September 11, 2019
What a con: Four common tactics used to scam pension savers
What a con: Four common tactics used to scam pension savers
The impact of pension fraud can be devastating, with victims losing an average of £82,000 last year. Even those of [...]
September 11, 2019
Burford Capital rebukes news of possible 'revenge porn' law suit
Burford Capital rebukes news of possible 'revenge porn' law suit
Litigation funder Burford Capital has hit back after reports it could be facing a private prosecution for an alleged breach [...]
September 10, 2019
Litigation Capital Management bosses say Burford woes will not hit sector
Litigation Capital Management bosses say Burford woes will not hit sector
The management of litigation funder Litigation Capital Management (LCM) said today that the negativity around fellow funder Burford Capital would [...]
September 10, 2019