Role: Researcher and Writer
Key challenge: The CA magazine is for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS). The challenge as a researcher, interviewer and writer for two Special Reports into the legal services and accountancy sectors in Scotland was to provide an overview of the firms, their outlook and the issues set to have an impact over the next twelve months.
Excerpt: “Many firms contacted by The CA expected to see more mergers of the smaller firms, forced by financial pressure. Pagan Osborne is an example of a good firm that ran out of cash. At the time of writing, Thorntons has snapped up the 250-year-old firm, with the immediate transfer of 10 partners and 113 staff (redundancies are expected).”