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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

Solicitors accounts rules updates

Date: 22 May 2014 13:30-16:30

Type: Audit Assurance and Financial Reporting

This course will be of benefit to anyone advising solicitors in practice, including those involved in the work of reporting accountants under Solicitors’ Accounts Rules.


  • Introduction
  •  Update on recent changes, including ABS and OFR
  •  Financial Stability
  • Changes in COFA duties
  • Trivial or Non-Trivial Breaches?
  • Common problem areas of the SRA Accounts Rules
  • Solicitors and money laundering case
  • Recent disciplinary cases
  •  Other news and changes to the Rules
  • Advising on mergers
  • Current performance and outlook for the sector


Rate Cost
Online booking £84.00 inc vat
Retired/not employed online booking £42.00 inc vat
Postal booking £90.00 inc vat
Retired/not employed postal booking £45.00 inc vat

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Stephen McAlpine

Stephen McAlpine is a Chartered Accountant with considerable practical and training experience. He has been responsible for accountancy training to a variety of organisations, including open courses; ranging from small businesses to major quoted companies. Stephen had almost ten years’ experience as training manager in two medium size firms of Chartered Accountants before becoming a freelance trainer and independent reviewer of files for technical standards for about 60 firms of accountants. As a complement to his training and technical commitments, Stephen is a partner in an audit and accountancy practice which he founded in 1993. The firm’s clients are owner managed, and Stephen provides them all the routine professional services they require from an accountant.

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