AKAI retained RSM Robson Rhodes LLP to act as its expert in an action against its auditors. Robson Rhodes then announced that it was going to merge with Grant Thornton, which in turn was acting on behalf of the auditors being sued by AKAI. In view of the resulting conflict of interest, AKAI applied successfully to the court for an interim injunction restraining the merger unless the accountants involved gave AKAI appropriate undertakings - Akai Holdings Ltd v RSM Robson Rhodes LLP [2007] EWHC 1641 (Ch).