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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … more

BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more

BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more

Forensic accountancy – Internationally

Many cases these days have an international element but the cost of appointing expert witnesses from more than one jurisdiction can often be disproportionate.

In an effort to solve this problem, Milsted Langdon partner, Roger Isaacs has founded the MGI Worldwide Global Forensic Group .

By collaborating with other MGI member firms it is possible for one UK expert to take the lead and to rely on factual (non-opinion) evidence from accountants in other jurisdictions, typically focussing on tax and accounting issues.

Critically MGI gives access to forensic specialists and other accountants with relevant local expertise, all of whom have been found to meet exacting quality standards and who speak English.

The International Forensic Group focuses on:
• Cross Border Divorces;
• International Fraud; and
• International Arbitration.

Its recent work has included the provision of expert accountancy evidence for the defence team in relation to allegations by the UK Serious Fraud Office of a $100 million “Boiler Room Fraud”, tracing funds through the UK, US, Croatia, Hong Kong, Dutch Antilles, Holland and Switzerland.

The group has also been instructed to advise on an international property portfolio in the UK and Cyprus, and a commercial dispute between a US holding company and its UK subsidiary, as well as criminal confiscation proceedings involving assets in the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Nigeria and the Isle of Man.