Proceedings concerning Texdata Software GmbH – WLR Daily

Posted October 1st, 2013 in accounts, EC law, freedom of establishment, law reports, penalties by sally

Proceedings concerning Texdata Software GmbH (Case C-418/11); [2013] WLR (D) 358

“National legislation prescribing the immediate imposition of a periodic penalty upon a branch of a capital company governed by the laws of another member state in consequence of the failure of that branch, within the statutory nine-month period, to disclose to the authorities of the member state concerned the documents and particulars required by articles 1 and 2 of the Eleventh Council Directive 89/666/EEC of 21 December 1989 concerning disclosure requirements in respect of branches opened in a member state by certain types of company governed by the law of another member state (OJ 1989 L395, p 36) without prior notice and without the company first having been given an opportunity to state its views on the alleged breach was not precluded by European law, provided that the domestic courts were satisfied that the system of penalties was effective, proportionate and dissuasive.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

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Olympus to be prosecuted by UK fraud agency – BBC News

Posted September 4th, 2013 in accounts, company directors, company law, fraud, guilty pleas, news, prosecutions, sentencing by sally

“Japanese camera and medical equipment maker Olympus and its UK subsidiary Gyrus Group will be prosecuted by the UK’s Serious Fraud Office.”

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BBC News, 4th September 2013

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Date cross border group relief claim is made, not end of accounting period, will determine claim success, says Supreme Court – OUT-LAW.com

Posted May 24th, 2013 in accounts, EC law, HM Revenue & Customs, news, subsidiary companies, taxation by tracey

“The date when a claim for cross border group relief is made should form the basis of a decision about one of the tests for granting that relief under EU law and not the date of the end of the accounting period in which the claim was made, the Supreme Court has ruled.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 24th May 2013

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Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Marks and Spencer plc (Respondent); Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) v Marks and Spencer plc (Appellant) – Supreme Court

Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Appellant) v Marks and Spencer plc (Respondent); Commissioners for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (Respondent) v Marks and Spencer plc (Appellant) [2013] UKSC 30 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 22nd May 2013

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Marks & Spencer plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners – WLR Daily

Marks & Spencer plc v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2013] UKSC 30; [2013] WLR (D) 191

“The inquiry as to whether a parent company established in the United Kingdom was entitled to cross-border group relief in respect of the losses of its non-resident subsidiaries was to be conducted on the basis of the circumstances existing as at the date of its claim, and not at the end of the accounting period in which those losses crystallised.”

WLR Daily, 22nd May 2013

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Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (Respondent) v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Appellant) (Scotland) – Supreme Court

Posted January 23rd, 2013 in accounts, charities, EC law, law reports, Scotland, takeovers by sally

Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland (Respondent) v. Lloyds Banking Group Plc (Appellant) (Scotland) [2013] UKSC 3 | UKSC 2012/0042 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 23rd January 2013

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Legal aid lawyers overpaid by £50m – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 28th, 2011 in accounts, fees, legal aid, news by tracey

“Lawyers were overpaid by more than £50 million for legal aid work last year, auditors have discovered.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2011

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BAE criticised by UK MPs over Tanzania corruption – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2011 in accounts, compensation, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by tracey

“The British arms and aircraft firm BAE Systems has been severely criticised by a UK parliamentary inquiry into a corruption case surrounding an air-traffic-control deal with Tanzania.”

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BBC News, 19th July 2011

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Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 – legislation.gov.uk

Posted March 23rd, 2011 in accounts, budgets, legislation by sally

Budget Responsibility and National Audit Act 2011 published

Full text of Act

Source: www.legislation.gov.uk

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BAE radar verdict – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2010 in accounts, corruption, fines, fraud, news by sally

“BAE Systems will today be sentenced after pleading guilty to failing to keep accurate records of the sale of military radar to Tanzania, the African country that does not have an air force.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

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Gloucestershire coroner’s law practice investigated – BBC News

Posted December 10th, 2010 in accounts, disciplinary procedures, news, professional conduct, solicitors by sally

“The Cheltenham law firm of Gloucestershire coroner Alan Crickmore has been closed following concerns over the way it was being run.”

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BBC News, 9th December 2010

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R (Veolia ES Nottinghamshire Ltd) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Shlomo Dowen and The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service for England, interested parties) – WLR Daily

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in accounts, auditors, confidentiality, human rights, law reports, local government by sally

R (Veolia ES Nottinghamshire Ltd) v Nottinghamshire County Council (Shlomo Dowen and The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service for England, interested parties) [2010] WLR (D) 273

“The right of ‘persons interested’ under section 15(1) of the Audit Commission Act 1998 to inspect the accounts to be audited and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts relating to them did not stretch, on the facts, to examination of commercially sensitive material which was protected by art 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.”

WLR Daily, 2nd November 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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NHS software saga will see former directors in court – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2010 in accounts, company directors, conspiracy, news by sally

The City regulator has started criminal proceedings against four former directors of UK-based healthcare software company iSoft.

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BBC News, 6th January 2010

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Bar Council accuses CPS of ‘Alice in Wonderland accounting’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 31st, 2009 in accounts, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The Bar Council accused the Crown Prosecution Service of ‘Alice in Wonderland accounting’ this week over the CPS’s claim to have saved millions using its own lawyers rather than external advocates.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 30th July 2009

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Crown Prosecution Service accused of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ accounting – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 27th, 2009 in accounts, Crown Prosecution Service, news by sally

“The CPS said it had spent £11.5 million less in 2008/09 and £17.1 million less the previous year by using its own lawyers for prosecutions rather than hiring outside barristers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2009

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Bar Council Publishes Annual Report – The Bar Council

Posted June 16th, 2009 in accounts, barristers, news by sally

“The Bar Council has today (13 June) published its Annual Report and Accounts, setting out its achievements and financial data for 2008.”

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The Bar Council, 13th June 2009

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Legal fees to be squeezed under new accounting rules – The Times

Posted November 21st, 2008 in accounts, fees, news by sally

“Commercial lawyers already under pressure to reduce fees as the market worsens are facing a new challenge with the introduction of new accounting rules governing M&A transactions.”

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The Times, 20th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Watchdog to investigate XL auditors – The Guardian

Posted October 16th, 2008 in accounts, auditors, disciplinary procedures, news by sally

“The auditors of the collapsed tour operator XL Leisure are to be investigated by the profession’s disciplinary watchdog after a request from Britain’s largest accountancy institute.”

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The Guardian, 16th October 2008

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Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services plc and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted May 15th, 2008 in accounts, company directors, law reports by sally

Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services plc and Another

Court of Appeal

“The court could refuse to enforce the right to inspect a company’s accounts, not only where the purpose for which the inspection was sought was to injure the company, but also where the purpose was improper.”

The Times, 15th May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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The Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services Plc and Another – WLR Daily

Posted April 22nd, 2008 in accounts, company directors, law reports by sally

The Oxford Legal Group Ltd v Sibbasbridge Services Plc and Another [2008] EWCA Civ 387; [2008] WLR (D) 121

“The court would refuse to enforce the right of a director to inspect a company’s accounts pursuant to s 222 of the Companies Act 1985 where the purpose of the proposed inspection was to injure the company or was improper.”

WLR Daily, 21st April 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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