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Legal & Regulatory

Legal services (such as advice on the legal aspects of tax and company law, and work on probate and succession) already comprise a significant element of accountancy work.

GDPR and Data Protection

Prepare for changes to UK Data Protection law when the GDPR comes into force.

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Business crime and misconduct

Guidance in the fight against crime and misconduct.

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Bribery and Corruption

Bribery and Corruption has long been perceived as a major obstacle for socio-economic development; distorting national and international economic relations.

Competition Law

The basic purpose of competition law is to ensure the fair operation of markets for goods and services. A key element in this involves ensuring that businesses do not collude with each other at the consumers' expense.

How secure are your purchasing systems?

Procurement fraud, committed during the process of acquiring goods or services, is a risk to any business, and can also have potentially damaging financial and reputational consequences.

Fraud

Fraud is usually taken to mean the gaining of an illicit advantage through deception and in particular the manipulation of financial information or accounting records. The word “fraud” has been used for many years in this context, but an exact internationally recognised definition is less easy to determine.

Fraud Advisory Panel

The Fraud Advisory Panel (the 'FAP') is a registered charity which works to raise awareness of the immense human, social and economic damage caused by fraud and to help individuals and organisations to develop effective processes to prevent it

Illegal arms dealing

The restrictions on trading in weapons and other military equipment are extensive

The Importance of Anti Fraud Policies

Fraud costs UK companies around £3bn a year and with the current economic recession, the likelihood is that its cost and incidence will increase. Here Jonathan Fisher advises on what companies need to do to implement an effective 'anti-fraud' policy.

Company law

Selected developments in UK companies law of relevance to accountants.

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Company law

This page covers selected developments in UK companies legislation, prospective legislation and related matters of professional concern to accountants in practice, industry or commerce.

Legal services

Advice on the legal aspects of tax and company law, and work on probate and succession.

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Legal services

Legal services comprise a significant element of accountancy work.

Probate services

ICAEW is an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate services. This enables us to accredit firms to offer probate services to their clients. Here we explain the benefits of accreditation and the application process, provide support for accredited firms and also information for consumers including a register of ICAEW accredited for probate firms.

Anti-money laundering

Global guidance on anti-money laundering law and practice.

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Anti-money laundering

Guidance and other work that we have done on anti-money laundering law and practice, in the UK and internationally.

Other legal and regulatory

Law and regulation relevant to business and the work of accountants.

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Other legal and regulatory

ICAEW represents the accounting profession and our members in many aspects of law and regulation relevant to business and the work of accountants, as well as providing formal and formal guidance.

Pensions

Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a difference.

Competition Law

The basic purpose of competition law is to ensure the fair operation of markets for goods and services. A key element in this involves ensuring that businesses do not collude with each other at the consumers' expense.

Insolvency

ICAEW is the largest insolvency regulator in the UK. We offer the opportunity for ICAEW Chartered Accountants and non-ICAEW members to qualify and be licensed as insolvency practitioners with us. We also offer a comprehensive programme of support for our current and future insolvency practitioners including membership to our Restructuring & Insolvency Community.

Licensing and registration

A number of services offered require either an additional licence from or registration.

Forensic & Expert Witness

Practical information on the latest thinking in forensic accounting.

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Dispute resolution

Articles and resources exploring dispute resolution in the forensic sector.

Expert witness

Articles and resources exploring expert witness in the forensic sector.

Forensic accounting

Articles and resources exploring forensic accounting in the forensic sector.

Fraud

Articles and resources exploring fraud in the forensic sector.

Events and training

Conferences, seminars and our newly launched Expert Witness training programme. ICAEW have teamed up with The Academy of Experts to bring you a series of training sessions aimed specifically at accountant expert witnesses.

Practical perspectives

Practical and technical guidance, exclusive to Forensic & Expert Witness Community members.

Probate and ABS

Use qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountants as an alternative to traditional providers.

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Probate services

ICAEW is an approved regulator and licensing authority for probate services. This enables us to accredit firms to offer probate services to their clients. Here we explain the benefits of accreditation and the application process, provide support for accredited firms and also information for consumers including a register of ICAEW accredited for probate firms.

Webinars

Access the recordings and slides from recent webinars on legal and regulatory issues.

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Webinars

Legal and regulatory webinar recordings.

Library & Information Service

Handpicked resources on law cases, legislation and key legal topics.

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Law

Find links to legislation, updates on current legal topics, information on the legal services profession and useful resources covering finance and business law.

Pensions

Pensions resources from the Library & Information Service, including auto-enrolment.

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Pensions

The pensions landscape is going through a period of substantial change at present. Through our pension topic pages you can access a range of articles, books, helpsheets, reports and online resources to help you keep up with the latest developments.