Latest Briefings

The accountant and Al Capone

The story of how forensic accounting brought down one of America’s most famous Gangsters Al Capone famously said that “you can get more with a kind word and a gun than with a kind word alone”. But when it came to catching him, all it took was diligent and skilled forensic accounting, explains Tristan Yelland.

Investigations: new forensic accounting podcast

This Investigations podcast series looks at the complex role of the forensic accounting investigator. Grant Thornton speaks to prominent investigators who have grappled with a variety of situations to understand the key lessons they’ve learned, what propelled them to be where they are today and the advice they’d pass on to their younger selves.

Duty to report under Article 74 FinIA – planning tool for FINMA or (maybe) more?

FinIA has consolidated the authorisation regime for all financial institutions (except for banks which remain to be regulated under the Banking Act) and has extended this regime to independent asset managers and trustees. Even though the new law provides for a smooth transitional period enabling financial institutions to cope with the new regulation, asset managers and trustees now falling under the new regime are or have been required to file a report with the Swiss regulator FINMA. This article outlines the duty to report and its consequences.

Reducing UK emissions: 2020 progress report to Parliament

The Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 report to Parliament calls on the government to redouble its efforts and expands on its May 2020 advice to the Prime Minister in which it set out the principles for building a resilient recovery. The report highlights five clear investment priorities.


Right man, wrong place

I am writing regarding an article in The Lawyer 13 December. The article concerned comments by Professor Nigel Savage of Nottingham Law School and my observations on his statement. Unfortunately, you associated me with the wrong institution. I am head of Professional Legal Studies at De Montfort University Leicester which runs an LPC programme. We […]

Kingsford Stacey orders Sun Windows system from Ushers

Lincoln’s Inn firm Kingsford Stacey is buying a u250,000 system from Edinburgh-based supplier HG Usher & Co. The 13-partner firm is buying an 80-terminal system for practice management and word processing and includes both software and hardware. It will be implementing the U-Legal Unity Practice Management software along with WordPerfect 6 word processing package. The […]

Reorganisation cash

Reorganised local authorities will be able to apply for supplementary credit approvals to provide additional funds to cover the costs of implementing reorganisation, the Government has announced. The first authorities invited to apply for the funding will be the Isle of Wight and councils in Cleveland, Avon, North Yorkshire and Humberside.

Football Competition

The Lawyer is pleased to announce the 1995 Legal National Five-a-Side football tournament in conjunction with Arsenal Football Club. The competition is open to all members of the legal profession and those associated with it. So law firms, barristers’ chambers, in-house legal departments and courthouse staff are invited to field teams. The event will kick […]

APIL tackles Woolf proposals

LORD Woolf will this week discuss his proposed shake-up of the civil justice system with officials from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). Plans for a four-tier system, with cases streamed according to complexity and importance, are likely to form a key part of Woolf’s report to the Lord Chancellor. The review team also […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more