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Possesses particular strength in the field of financial sector regulation, advising on high-profile regulatory proceedings against accountants. Frequently acts for major professional service firms in relation to FRC investigations. Experienced in managing the interaction between large and complex civil claims, disciplinary processes and regulatory inquiries.
Interviewees remark that the firm "is very strong and has a deep knowledge of the market."
Represented RSM and two of its partners in relation to disciplinary proceedings arising out of an investigation by the FRC into their audit of Tanfield and two of its subsidiaries.
Andrew Howell heads the firm's disputes and investigations team. He regularly handles FRC investigations on behalf of major accountancy firms.
"He is a really excellent litigator who always seems to make the right judgement call." "He is a superb operator who cuts through the complexity and is able to navigate through minefields."
Julian Randall is particularly skilled at providing advice to accountancy firms and individual partners facing FRC and FCA investigations. He regularly advises on proceedings involving allegations of negligence relating to audits.
"He is a very impressive individual who knows the area back to front and is very good on strategy."