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Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services

Accountants prepare for fresh push into legal services

On Thursday, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) launched an application to become a regulator of five reserved legal services.

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FRAUD

Cashier jailed after stealing £700,000 from law firm

Cashier jailed after stealing £700,000 from law firm

A cashier at a leading international law firm has been banned from the profession and served a jail sentence after stealing over £700,000.

INVESTIGATIONS

Investigation clears Chicago lawyers of withholding police brutality evidence

Investigation clears Chicago lawyers of withholding police brutality evidence

A formal investigation into Chicago City Hall's law department has found no evidence of 'intentional misconduct' among the city's civil rights lawyers.

CORRUPTION

Law firm accounts housed 'hundreds of millions' in laundered money, say federal prosecutors

Law firm accounts housed 'hundreds of millions' in laundered money, say federal prosecutors

Several big-name firms are embroiled in an alleged global money- laundering scheme involving Malaysia's controversial state-owned 1MDB fund.

BLOG: BREXIT

Can Scotland and Northern Ireland remain in the EU?

Can Scotland and Northern Ireland remain in the EU?

Dr Nikos Skoutaris, a lecturer in EU law, considers the options for Scotland and Northern Ireland in light of their votes to remain within the EU.

Blogs

US ELECTIONS

The Mistake on the Lake

The Mistake on the Lake

Trial lawyer Reuben Guttman questions Donald Trump's suitability as a presidential candidate.

BREXIT

Brexit: parallel UK-EU lines on data privacy?

Brexit: parallel UK-EU lines on data privacy?

Kim Roberts of King & Spalding considers the impact of the referendum result on the UK's data privacy laws.

Management speak

LEGAL IT

HP sells iManage to its founders

HP sells iManage to its founders

The software company provides document management services to many of the top players in the legal marketplace.

Corporate counsel

REGULATION

FCA to pursue new 'balance' in consumer protection regulation

FCA to pursue new 'balance' in consumer protection regulation

Newly appointed Financial Conduct Authority chief executive Andrew Bailey has unveiled plans to overhaul the regulator's mission.

Business sector round up

STATE AID

European Commission rules on Italian state aid case

European Commission rules on Italian state aid case

In an important decision on state aid, the Commission cleared public financing for Italian ground handler Airport Handling and found no economic continuity with SEA Handling.

LITIGATION

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

Pavia & Ansaldo win Uber ban

An Italian court has banned unlicensed car-sharing services such as those offered by Uber throughout the country, in another setback for the fast-growing US car service.

Who did the deals

M&A

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

De Brauw Blackstone acts for Caldic

The Dutch law firm advised on the acquisition of the Ingredient Company in Canada.

Bookshelf

THE FUTURE OF LAW

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

Book Review: Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer

A glimpse into the future and some legal reinvigoration is what is on offer to the reader of 'Tomorrow's Naked Lawyer', says law firm guru George Beaton of Beaton Capital.

 
 

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The UK Top 50 firm has posted its strongest ever results for both turnover and profit per equity partner (PEP).