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Former Autonomy FD accuses HP of cover-up

Former Autonomy FD Sushovan Hussain hits back at claims he is a 'fraudster' and accuses HP of 'corrupt' cover-up

13 Aug 2014

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Ex-Autonomy CFO seeks to block HP/shareholder deal

The former CFO of Autonomy is attempting to prevent HP and its shareholders teaming up against ex-directors of UK software company

23 Jul 2014

Blog

The price of blowing the whistle

Should whistleblowers be paid for coming forward?

06 Feb 2014

News

RSA CFO takes advice on action against auditor Deloitte

Group CFO could consider action against its ex-auditor following revelations of misleading and inaccurate information in accounts

09 Jan 2014

News

Speedy Hire CEO quits as accounting irregularities found

Certain control processes within rental group's Gulf-based international business "repeatedly and deliberately circumvented"

29 Nov 2013

Analysis

Government gets tough on employment of illegal workers

The government aims to get tough on rogue employers with changes to the prevention of illegal working regime, writes Natasha Chell

25 Nov 2013

Analysis

Deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

Check your compliance system – deferred prosecution agreements are on the way

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

Corporate whistleblowers handed greater protection

Employers should review existing employment contracts and policies in light of change to whistleblowers’ protection

30 Oct 2013

Analysis

Tax avoidance “not legal duty”, according to law firm

There is no duty for companies to mitigate tax bills for shareholders’ benefit, says law firm Farrer & Co, reports Calum Fuller

24 Sep 2013

Analysis

SEC social media guidance for the UK

Andrea Ward looks at the SEC investigation into Netflix's use of social media and what it means for the disclosure of material, non-public information

01 Aug 2013

Feature

Corporate simplification projects made simple

Pinsent Mason's Paul Sutton explains how to carry out due diligence in corporate simplification projects

24 Mar 2013

Feature

Age presents challenges for a changing workforce

Employers should use existing performance management systems to proactively address concerns with employees - regardless of age, writes Rebecca Harding-Hill and Elin Hannah

21 Mar 2013

News

Cattles launches legal battle against former auditor PwC

Troubled sub-prime lender Cattles is to take PwC to court over its audit prior to the revelation of a huge accounting black hole

07 Feb 2013

News

Post Office to investigate accounting software over discrepancies

The Post Office will analyse whether its accounting software could have caused historic discrepencies

03 Jan 2013

Opinion

Manipulating Libor

The system, and not Barclays, is to blame for the Libor rate-fixing scandal

30 Aug 2012

Feature

Anti-bribery policies: Not as easy as ABC

It’s one thing to have an anti-bribery and corruption policy. But how good are the systems surrounding it?

29 Aug 2012

Opinion

Keep the litigation hedge in shape

Those advising FDs in live cases ought to urgently prioritise the question of how litigation is funded to ensure companies can take full advantage of the current rules

03 Jul 2012

Feature

Olympus scorched: Directors’ duties and conflicts of interest

Joe Bedford and Francesca Messina look at some practical lessons which can be learned as to how UK company directors can protect themselves from personal liability

02 May 2012

Feature

The rising costs of legal disputes

The consequences and costs for UK businesses of dealing with regulatory proceedings are becoming increasingly significant, writes Lista Cannon and Chris Warren-Smith

10 Feb 2012

Opinion

Cleaning up the Act

The Bribery Act represents an opportunity for businesses to do better business, both at home and abroad, writes Bryn Edwards

31 Jan 2012

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