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    Accountants: Counter strike

    12 February 2018

    Accountancy’s billion-dollar quartet and smaller networks are intent on grabbing a bigger slice of legal services. How much of a threat do they pose? Lawrie Holmes reports

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    PII SPECIAL: Storm watching

    5 February 2018

    Market for indemnity cover remains benign, but a slew of natural disasters has cast a cloud over future premium rates. Eduardo Reyes  reports.

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    Brought to account

    5 February 2018

    Managers with the personal touch of Captain Mainwaring are a vanished breed. So what should law firms expect of their banks?

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    Banking disputes: time for a tribunal

    5 February 2018

    An expanded ombudsman scheme is welcome, but we need a tribunal to overhaul the culture of our banking industry and remedy a structural access to justice deficit

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    Round the houses

    29 January 2018

    Digitisation, liability for identity fraud and cybercrime are among urgent challenges facing residential conveyancers. Grania Langdon -Down reports

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    American revolution

    29 January 2018

    Leading City firms are feeling the heat as London’s US contingent vacuums up top talent and climbs the deal rankings. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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    In with the new

    8 January 2018

    December’s Council meeting, at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, had a packed agenda which looked back over 2017 and forward to implementing changes already under way.

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    Trade treaties: pact agenda

    4 December 2017

    UK haggling over a post-Brexit trade deal has cast a spotlight on the proliferation of treaties subject to ever more complex laws and regulations. Marialuisa Taddia reports

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    Technology: netminder is a good save

    4 December 2017

    AI goalie keeps out email howlers, while a chatbot takes the strain off junior clerks.

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    Litigation – 2017 in review

    27 November 2017

    BPE Solicitors v Hughes-Holland [2017] UKSC 21, a solicitors’ negligence claim, was the Supreme Court’s first opportunity to review the 20-year-old House of Lords SAAMCO principle, which underpins the calculation of loss in professional negligence claims. The court reaffirmed the SAAMCO judgment, referred to by Lord Sumption as ‘one of ...