Tag: Law & professional services
about 4 hours ago
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Credit Suisse becomes first Swiss bank to be convicted in Switzerland's own courts

Credit Suisse has become the first of Switzerland’s domestic banks to be convicted of a corporate crime in any of the...

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about 6 hours ago
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Begbies Traynor shares nudge after snapping up Midlands chartered surveyor Hardcastle

Financial advisory firm Begbies Traynor has snapped up Midlands chartered surveyor Budworth Hardcastle in a deal wort...

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about 7 hours ago
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Grant Thornton settles £200m lawsuit with Patisserie Valerie's administrators

Grant Thornton has settled a £200m lawsuit with Patisserie Valerie’s bankruptcy administrators over its role in the c...

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about 7 hours ago
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UK's audit watchdog says it 'strongly supports' global ESG reporting standards

The UK’s audit watchdog has said it “strongly supports” the development of high-quality, global standards for reporti...

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about 10 hours ago
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'We are engulfed in a crisis of epic proportions,' CBA chair Jo Sidhu tells Old Bailey picket

Criminal barristers today picketed outside of London’s Old Bailey court as part of a strike over legal aid fees. More...

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about 15 hours ago
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Top QCs accuse Lord Chief Justice of seeking to 'intimidate' striking barristers

Tens of top QCs have accused the head of the judiciary in England and Wales of seeking to “intimidate” barristers wit...

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about 15 hours ago
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Irritated Dominic Raab warns today's barrister strike ‘only delays justice for victims’ as lawyer...

Barristers are staging court walkouts for several days from today in a dispute over legal aid funding. They will also...

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about 17 hours ago
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Criminal barristers push ahead with strike action over legal aid fees

Criminal barristers are today set to walk out of courts across England and Wales, after last week voting to strike am...

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about 22 hours ago
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Graduates set to enter UK's strongest job market in years as starting salaries soar

Graduates are set to enter the strongest job market Britain has seen in years, on the back of surging graduate salari...

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1 day ago
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PwC to give 11,000 workers their biggest pay rise in a decade

PwC is set to give around half of its UK workforce their biggest pay rise in a decade, in hiking around 11,000 of its...

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1 day ago
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Solicitors' watchdog advances crackdown on 'lawfare' with more than 20 SLAPP investigations

The solicitors’ watchdog has launched more than 20 investigations into UK law firms over their involvement in SLAPP l...

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1 day ago
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Consulting and finance firms hire more black candidates when using anonymous 'skills-based' tests...

City employers are more likely to hire black candidates if they rely on anonymised, “skills-based” assessments in the...

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1 day ago
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Tory MP warns of 'conflicts of interest' in UK's accounting watchdog after FRC hired EY to advise...

A Tory MP has warned of potential conflicts of interest inside the UK’s accounting watchdog, following reports that B...

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4 days ago
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UAE fund turns on top City lawyer after dropping hacked emails lawsuit against Iranian-American a...

Embattled City lawyer Neil Gerrard suffered another blow this week, after his former client, an Emirati sovereign fun...

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4 days ago
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Chinese firm that owns Lloyd's building brings in architects to draw up plans if insurer leaves

The Chinese insurance giant that owns Lloyd’s of London’s City headquarters has brought architects into the Grade I l...

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4 days ago
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City watchdog hits Ghana International Bank with £5.8m fine over money laundering failures

The UK’s financial watchdog has fined Ghana International Bank £5.8m over its poor anti-money laundering and counter-...

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4 days ago
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KPMG opens virtual office in the metaverse for staff in US and Canada

KPMG has set up an office in the “metaverse” for staff in the US and Canada to facilitate cross-border collaboration....

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5 days ago
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Vodafone welcomes Supreme Court's ruling that is set to clear path for 5G

Vodafone today welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that makes it easier for telecommunications firms to deploy 5G infrast...

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5 days ago
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Lawyers say 'Bill of Rights' will make government less accountable

Lawyers have hit out at the government’s plans to scrap the Human Rights Act, over claims it is an attack on the rule...

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5 days ago
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Credit Suisse and Citco face £430m lawsuit over Chelsea property deal that lost Vatican £100m

The filing of a €500m (£430m) lawsuit against Credit Suisse and Citco over the loss of millions in charitable funds t...

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5 days ago
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City watchdog vows to pursue retrial in collapsed insider trading case

The UK’s financial watchdog has said it will seek a retrial against two men accused of insider trading, after a jury ...

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5 days ago
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UK watchdog fines London insurer JLT Speciality Ltd £7.9m for involvement in bribery scandal

The UK’s financial watchdog has fined London insurance broker JLT Specialty Ltd (JLTSL) £7.9m over its involvement in...

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6 days ago
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Insurers calls on government to expand pensions 'auto-enrolment' scheme

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the government to to expand its pensions “auto-enrolment” sch...

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6 days ago
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London solicitors' body calls on members to join barristers' strike

The London criminal solicitors’ trade body has called on its members to back the barristers strike, after criminal ba...

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6 days ago
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KPMG strikes deal with Cambridge University to study workplace wellbeing

KPMG has struck a deal with Cambridge University to let researchers come into the Big Four firm to study the impacts ...

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6 days ago
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EY partners could get $8m in shares each following Big Four firm's split

Partners at EY could be in line to receive windfalls worth $8m (£6.5m) each, if the accountancy firm pushes forwards ...

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7 days ago
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Value of litigation funders' war chests hits record highs as investors seek to bankroll UK class ...

THE value of UK litigation funders “war chests” has hit record highs of £2.2bn, as investors are increasingly bankrol...

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7 days ago
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UK watchdog met with BNP Paribas' HR team over handling of sexual discrimination complaint

FRENCH Bank BNP Paribas came under active scrutiny from the UK’s financial watchdog over its alleged mishandling of c...

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7 days ago
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Criminal barristers vote to strike over legal aid

Criminal barristers today voted in favour of plans to strike following a long-running dispute with the government ove...

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8 days ago
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Hackers delay Vladimir Putin's opening speech at Russia's version of Davos

Hackers on Friday halted the start of Vladimir Putin’s opening speech to the St Petersburg conference dubbed 'Russia’...

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8 days ago
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Atos finance chief to exit firm in wake of IT consultancy's plans to split

Atos yesterday said its chief financial officer is set to leave his job, just days after the French IT consultancy’s ...

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8 days ago
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Elite Magic Circle law firm lets lawyers bring dogs to the office

Slaughter and May’s new managing partner is set to let lawyers bring their dogs into the London offices of the elite ...

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11 days ago
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New audit watchdog chair pledges tougher rules for company executives

The new chair of the UK’s audit watchdog has vowed to make company directors accountable for corporate accounting sca...

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11 days ago
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Insurance giant Axa calls for clarity on self-driving cars

French insurer Axa has called on the government to offer greater clarity around autonomous vehicles to support the ro...

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11 days ago
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UK small businesses being priced out of cyber insurance by high premiums and cost-of-living crunch

The UK’s small businesses are increasingly being priced out of cyber insurance policies, due to sky-high premiums and...

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12 days ago
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Raab says scrapping Human Rights Act will let government send migrants to Rwanda

Justice secretary Dominic Raab has said scrapping the Human Rights Act will allow the government to begin successfull...

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12 days ago
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Apple to face £768m lawsuit over claims iPhone update slowed down devices

Apple is set to face a £768m class action lawsuit over claims it misled iPhone users into downloading updates that sl...

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12 days ago
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KPMG strikes deal with Alteryx to boost data analytics capabilities

KPMG entered into a “strategic alliance” with California tech firm Alteryx, as part of the accountancy firm’s push to...

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12 days ago
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Uber calls on rivals to offer employment benefits as Bolt faces lawsuit from trade union

Uber has called on its rivals to give drivers employment benefits, after one of the UK’s biggest unions said it is ta...

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12 days ago
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Law Society calls £404m spent on court agency staff an 'expensive sticking plaster'

The Law Society has hit out at HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), after the government admitted spending £404m ...

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