Expert advice in dealing with a negligent accountant

 

Accountants can be responsible for a range of errors, including miscalculations, failure to follow procedures, missed deadlines, and giving incompetent advice.

 

If your accountant has acted negligently and caused you loss, our market-leading solicitors can assist.

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Your accountant has a duty of care to give sound advice, identify fraud, claim tax reliefs, value assets correctly, and ensure figures are accurate. If they breach this duty of care and you have lost money as a result, you could bring a claim.

 

Because laws regarding tax avoidance schemes, stamp duty, inheritance tax, pensions, offshore trusts, and film partnership schemes are complex, it’s vital to consult expert solicitors.

 

How we can help

 

We have won many high value and complex claims as well as straightforward ones. Our lawyers specialise in financial professional negligence claims, and we can help you every step of the way.

 

Don’t worry about the cost of pursuing your claim either. We offer a range of flexible funding options to meet your particular needs and circumstances – including ‘no win no fee’ terms.

Examples of situations where our experienced professional negligence solicitors may be able to help include:

 

  • An accountant providing incorrect, or defective, financial advice to you – perhaps even advising in areas in which they are not qualified to do so
  • Failing to comply with filing or payment deadlines and/or incorrectly calculating the payment due
  • Promoting failed tax products and/or tax avoidance vehicles to you (such as certain stamp duty or inheritance tax schemes, pension schemes or schemes involving offshore trusts). Film partnership schemes are a current ‘hot topic’ in this area
  • Over or undervaluing assets
  • Carrying out an audit incorrectly (including failing to notice fraudulent or incorrect activity)
  • Incorrectly preparing and/or filing financial documents
  • Failing to advise you as to relevant changes in tax law or your tax status, which affect the type and amount of tax you pay.

 

Losses can include making a payment of a larger than necessary tax bill, incurring a fine due to a failure to comply with correct procedures and other financial losses arising directly from the accountant’s actions (or failure to act) or advice.

For a no obligation initial consultation, simply call +44 (0)1892 506 139 or complete the contact form below.  Our experienced lawyers are ready to help.