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Corporate Members 2022

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Beale & Co Bevan Brittan BLM Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott CMS CMNO DAC Beachcroft The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Freeths Fussell Wright GL Law Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Osborne Clarke Paragon Costs Solutions Queen Square Chambers Royds Withy King Simmons … 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 Annual Awards Dinner 3rd November 2022

Check out our digital Awards Brochure with a welcome from our C0-Presidents, full details of the award categories and links to our wonderful supporters who make this event possible. We look forward to celebrating the best of the local profession with you on 3rd November! BLS Awards 2022 Digital Brochure Nomination Brochure 2022 Nomination Online Submissions Booking Form 2022

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.