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..
A survey into the personal injury Discount Rate has revealed the perceptions of Claimant practit..
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. ..
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 Fee Consultation On 30th January 2017, the government announced d..
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..
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 ..
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 ..
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 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..
In light of the recent Panama Leaks scandal, our team of forensic accountants and tax investigat..
Alcohol wholesalers are being targeted by HMRC as it continues to clampdown on tax evasion ..
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..
The Law Society has outlined its vision of how the legal market will look in the year 2020 in a ..
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..
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..
In a recent case the Court of Appeal ruled that it was appropriate to apply the Smith -v- Manche..