When you instruct a professional person, you are entitled to expect a reasonable degree of skill and care will be exercised. Mistakes happen. If the quality of the work falls short of reasonable standards, and you suffer a loss, there may be justification for a claim of professional negligence to be made.
In order to establish liability in a professional negligence action, it is necessary to demonstrate that:
It is alarming to note that, unlike the legal profession, where only a qualified solicitor can call themselves a solicitor, anyone can call themselves an accountant!
The incidence of claims against accountants and auditors continues to increase. By far the greatest concentration of claims against accountants arise from audits and tax work in its various forms.
If you think you have a claim you need to do the following:
Examples of accounting negligence cases that we have assisted solicitors with:
All our work in connection with providing an opinion as to whether you have suffered a financial loss arising from the alleged professional negligence is undertaken on a fixed fee basis.
If you would like more information as to how a Forensic Accountant can assist in your claim, please get in touch.
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