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Arbitration anonymity v accounting disclosures

A recent decision by the Scottish Court of Session explored the issues of confidentiality and anonymity under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 24 July 2017 | Practice Area: Business of law

Can quantum evidence fit in with expedited arbitration procedures?

This March, the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC introduced rules for expedited arbitration procedures for small claims. This briefing looks at whether these condensed proceedings will provide arbitrators with sufficient information from which they can make appropriate awards.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 10 May 2017 | Practice Area: Commercial Law

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Contingent liabilities: points for the Cayman Islands voluntary liquidator to consider

This briefing explains why contingent liability is a matter for careful consideration by a voluntary liquidator and sets out the key challenges for Cayman liquidators.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 17 March 2017 | Practice Area: Insolvency

Tackling charity sector fraud: the key issues to focus on

With talk of the regime of 'adequate procedures' introduced by the UK Bribery Act being extended to cover fraud, this briefing looks at how this might affect charities and what action they need to take.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 20 February 2017 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

Enhanced audit reporting: assessing the impact on disputes

Extended audit reporting requirements are set to have a significant impact on how claims and inquiries, particularly those involving auditors, are conducted, as this Grant Thornton briefing explains.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 10 January 2017 | Practice Area: Company Administration

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Fraud risks facing local authorities: new government proposals raise concerns

The UK Government is planning a big change in corporate law, making boards criminally liable for certain offences perpetrated by their employees that will include fraud. This briefing addresses how this might affect the local government sector.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 16 December 2016 | Practice Area: Central Government

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Divorce, the economy and Brexit - the key issues facing family lawyers

It is an uncertain time for family law: will Brexit have an impact? Could leaving the EU impact on London’s popularity as a centre for divorce? This report looks at the key issues currently facing family lawyers, including detailed issues surrounding divorce in practice and in principle.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 07 December 2016 | Practice Area: Pensions

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Why new laws to prevent fraud may affect the public sector

New legislation planned to criminalise boards who fail to control internal fraud may affect public sector and not-for-profit organisations. This article covers plans proposed by the UK Government to expand the responsibilities of board members to address fraud risks.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 30 November 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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The importance of a valuation date - why the right thing at the wrong time can be the wrong thing

"The right thing at the wrong time is the wrong thing" is a quote which strikes a chord when considering the date of valuation in disputes. This article focuses on the importance of date for the commonly used valuation method of discounted cashflow.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 21 November 2016 | Practice Area: Arbitration

Strengthening links in the evidential chain: the lesser-known benefits of blockchain

Blockchain - the technology underpinning digital currencies such as Bitcoin - has the potential to disrupt financial markets, and has consolidated its place in the mainstream in recent months. However, it is not just digital currencies that stand to benefit from blockchain, as this article explains.

Law Firm: Grant Thornton | Published: 07 November 2016 | Practice Area: Corporate Governance

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