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EY strikes back in Pitcher Partners class action over Slater & Gordon audit
Accounting 2021-03-01 2:04 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Professionsal services giant EY has added to the many cross-claims flying in the shareholder class action against Pitcher Partners over advice to law firm Slater […]

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Partner in age discrimination suit says Deloitte acting like he’s out the door
Employment 2021-03-01 6:28 pm By Miklos Bolza

A partner who hit Deloitte with a $3.8 million age discrimination lawsuit says the accounting giant has been treating him as an “inactive partner” who […]

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Group members in Guvera class action could be left empty-handed
Class Actions 2021-02-22 3:29 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Group members in a class action against Oculus Accounting may not receive a payout after the company’s insurers refused to indemnify it against claims alleging […]

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Count Financial can’t join insurer to $15.3M lawsuit against ex-financial advisor
Insurance 2021-02-18 11:41 am By Spencer Fowler Steen

Count Financial has failed in its bid to put a former financial advisor’s insurers on the hook for a $15.3 million lawsuit brought by his […]

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PwC takes swipe at class action over $50M bond prospectus
Class Actions 2021-02-16 5:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

PricewaterhouseCoopers is looking to shut down a class action by irate bondholders of collapsed asset finance lender Axsesstoday Limited over alleged misrepresentations in a $50 […]

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Tax adviser hit with record $22.7M fine over R&D tax scheme
Tax 2021-02-16 5:35 pm By Miklos Bolza

A tax agent and accountant who conducted multiple tax exploitation schemes between 2011 and 2015 has been hit with a $22.7 million penalty, the largest […]

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ACCC raises competition concerns about MYOB bid for GreatSoft
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-02-11 1:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has raised preliminary competition concerns about accounting software provider MYOB’s proposal to swallow up cloud practice management software provider […]

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Deloitte admits it has ‘expectation’ partners will retire at 62
Accounting 2021-02-09 9:10 pm By Miklos Bolza

Accounting giant Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has admitted in a Federal Court defence that it expects its partners to retire at the age of 62, but […]

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Class action seeks to expand claims against PwC over Axsesstoday accounting lapses
Accounting 2021-02-04 3:27 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

Bondholders of Axsesstoday are seeking to expand their claims in a class action against the collapsed asset finance lender and its accountant PricewaterhouseCoopers, alleging PwC […]

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Judge remains concerned about conflict of interest in PWC privilege battle with tax office
Tax 2020-12-18 10:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

Assurances that PwC can be a defendant in a privilege fight with the ATO while representing three other defendants in the proceedings and avoid a […]

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