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Civil Liability Bill Update21-Jun-2018

The government recently voted on the report stage of the proposed Civil Liability Bill after ame..

"Tainted Gifts" - Revisited19-Apr-2018

You may remember, in June 2017, we published a short article titled "Tainted Gifts" - Is Recover..

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO)12-Feb-2018

Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWO) have come into force giving new powers to the National Crime Age..

Impact of the Criminal Finances Act 2017 11-Jan-2018

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (CFA) came into force on 30th September 2017. It represents a rad..

Christmas and New Year Opening Times14-Dec-2017

Our Christmas and New Year opening times are as follows: Friday 22nd December – 9.00am ..

Discount Rate Change to be Delayed?14-Dec-2017

MPs have called for the latest change in the personal injury Discount Rate to be delayed. ..

Recent POCA Cases20-Nov-2017

Our criminal defence forensic accountants assist solicitors and barristers in a wide range of ca..

Small Claims Limit Update01-Nov-2017

Lord Chancellor David Lidington has confirmed that the government plans to push ahead with its p..

Fixed Costs Reforms Latest15-Sep-2017

Reports emerged this week that the implementation of extended fixed costs is unlikely to happen ..

Date Announced For PI Discount Rate Review27-Jul-2017

The government has announced a date by which it is to make a decision on whether to revise the c..

Survey Reveals Claimant View of Discount Rate20-Jun-2017

A survey into the personal injury Discount Rate has revealed the perceptions of Claimant practit..

"Tainted Gifts" - Is Recoverability an Issue?06-Jun-2017

The involvement of third parties in confiscation proceedings can be problematic, especially in t..

Prison and Courts Bill Postponed20-Apr-2017

It has been confirmed that the government will not press ahead with the legislation behind the P..

The Relevant Day in Proceeds of Crime Cases13-Apr-2017

If the Court decides that the Defendant has a criminal lifestyle it must make assumptions for th..

Personal Injury Discount Rate Consultation31-Mar-2017

The government has launched a consultation into the Discount Rate for personal injury damages. ..

MPs Call For Inquiry Into Personal Injury Reforms20-Mar-2017

An inquiry into the personal injury reforms has been called for by MPs on the justice select com..

Personal Injury Discount Rate Change27-Feb-2017

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss has today announced a change in the discount rate used by Courts to ca..

Clinical Negligence Fixed Fees + Other PI Updates01-Feb-2017

Clinical Negligence Fixed Fee Consultation On 30th January 2017, the government announced d..

Report into Personal Injury Reforms Impact Assessment13-Jan-2017

The consultation into the government’s proposed changes to the PI industry closed recently. ..

Personal Injury Discount Rate Consultation13-Dec-2016

Following a threat of legal action from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the g..

Industrial Disease Claims - Companies House Records25-Nov-2016

The government has abandoned plans to reduce the amount of time it keeps records of dissolved co..

Recent Criminal Cases02-Nov-2016

Our experienced team of forensic accountants assist in criminal solicitors and barristers in a w..

Developments in the PI Market26-Oct-2016

It has emerged recently that the government’s proposals for reforms to the personal injury legal..

Money Laundering and POCA - New Legislation 19-Oct-2016

New legislation to tackle money laundering and proceeds of crime has been recently published by ..

Rise in Clinical Negligence05-Oct-2016

According to NHSLA data, a record £1.4bn was paid out last year as a result of clinical negligen..

Self Employed Loss of Earnings27-Sep-2016

In claims involving self employed Claimants our experienced team of forensic accountants assist ..

Accelerated Payment Notices Recover £3bn for HMRC06-Sep-2016

HMRC has recovered £3bn in unpaid tax as a result of issuing Accelerated Payment Notices to thos..

Confiscation Order Law Under Scrutiny26-Aug-2016

The law surrounding the confiscation of criminal proceeds be reviewed after it has faced critici..

Proposal to Erase Companies House Records17-Aug-2016

Proposals to remove details of dissolved companies on Companies House after just six years have ..

Fraud in Personal Injury Cases - Hayward v Zurich01-Aug-2016

A Supreme Court ruling means that settlements in personal injury cases could be challenged if th..

MoJ Claims Management Report 2015-1626-Jul-2016

A Ministry of Justice (MoJ) report into the claims management market has revealed some inte..

Personal Injury Lawyers call for Insurance Fraud Review08-Jun-2016

Personal injury solicitors have called for independent research into insurance fraud in the UK. ..

Criminal Finances Bill27-May-2016

Within the Queen’s Speech in May, a new Criminal Finances Bill was proposed. The aim of the ..

Money Laundering and Tax Evasion Consultations 26-Apr-2016

A consultation is to take place into new Government proposals that would assist in the clampdown..

Panama Leaks Scandal – Tax Evasion and Money Laundering on a Global Scale08-Apr-2016

In light of the recent Panama Leaks scandal, our team of forensic accountants and tax investigat..

HMRC Targets Alcohol Wholesalers Over Unpaid Tax14-Mar-2016

Alcohol wholesalers are being targeted by HMRC as it continues to clampdown on tax evasion ..

Fatal Accident Claims - Calculating the Multiplier25-Feb-2016

Judgments made by the House of Lords in relation to damages multipliers in two historic fatal ac..

Extended Fixed Costs Proposals09-Feb-2016

Lord Justice Jackson, the author of LASPO (Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act..

Law Society - Future of Legal Services Report 201628-Jan-2016

The Law Society has outlined its vision of how the legal market will look in the year 2020 in a ..

Individuals Urged to Declare Offshore Assets to HMRC20-Jan-2016

HMRC continues to urge individuals who hold assets offshore, including property and bank account..

The Danger of Undersettlement12-Jan-2016

Without doubt the reforms to the Personal Injury market, brought about by the enactment of LASPO..

Calculating Loss of Income and Investments in Brain Injury Cases06-Jan-2016

In brain injury cases, calculating loss of potential future income is particularly challenging. ..

HMRC Convictions for Tax Fraud up 58% 23-Dec-2015

Figures released recently show that the number of convictions for tax evasion and tax fraud achi..

Forths Criminal Defence and Fraud Team Grows08-Dec-2015

Specialist forensic accountancy firm Forths welcomes the senior hire of Beverley Ibbotson in a m..

Smith -v- Manchester [1974] Award Applied Following Appeal31-Oct-2015

In a recent case the Court of Appeal ruled that it was appropriate to apply the Smith -v- Manche..