As individuals and business customers we entrust our accountants with a great deal of responsibility and rely on their specialist expertise and professionalism to both protect and advance our financial interests. Healys are experts in dealing professional negligence claims against accountants, so contact us today.
As such, when they fail to meet basic standards, the consequences can be critical and the losses so great that it is necessary to prove an accountant negligence claim.
We have been working with people like you for over 30 years and we understand that sometimes an apology is not enough. At Healys we are here to help you recover any losses (financial or otherwise) you have suffered and get the answers you deserve.
Our team has a wealth of experience in professional negligence claims against accountants and we have developed relations with leading chambers in the industry. We are recognised in the field by a leading industry directory, the legal 500. We are also members of the Professional Negligence Lawyers Association.
Although the British legal system has high thresholds for proving accountant negligence, the guidance of a suitably qualified, experienced and accredited professional negligence solicitor can help turn allegations into incontrovertible evidence. If you feel your accountant has failed in their duty of care toward you and your accounting necessities, talk to Healys today, to see if you have the basis of a claim.
There are many circumstances where it may be appropriate to pursue a claim against your accountant.
Fundamentally though, the question will be of whether you, as a client, have received poor advice or audit from an accountant who owed you a duty of care that covers the error and whether you have, as a consequence, incurred financial loss.
Often it is possible to register a complaint about an accountant with a senior partner of the firm – sometimes it may even be possible to obtain redress at this stage.
Additionally, there are various regulatory bodies which provide complaints procedures to dissatisfied clients.
31st January 2017
Our client, a property developer was in the process of obtaining a property. The case involved two law firms that acted for the buyer & seller. After the transaction was complete, the client discovered that the seller had committed identity fraud and lost a considerable amount of money. Issues included breach of warranty of authority and breach of trust on the part of the solicitors who acted on behalf of the fraudster; the scope of the duty of care of the firm acting on behalf of our clients and whether the clients’ consequential loss of profit was recoverable at law. Continue reading »
Our client divorced with his wife and asked his former solicitors to take on his case. After completing procedures, he realised that the law firm had not protected his interests & assets. Continue reading »
Our client’s claim arose out of the failings of her former solicitors to deal with her divorce. This included the dissipation of assets held by the husband in Hong Kong by way of freezing orders. The claim focused on conflicting evidence between the client and husbands solicitor. Continue reading »
Our client had a previous claim with another law firm in relation to his property being undervalued when sold. Unfortunately our client received poor advice from the previous law firm which resulted in him loosing the initial claim against the mortgagee and valuer. Continue reading »
1st January 2017
Our client needed advice regarding an Under-Lease, and so they approached a firm about their issue. However, our client soon realised that the firm had given incorrect advice. He decided to contact Healys in order to make a claim against the law firm for failure to advise properly in relation to the purchase of an under-lease, the terms of that under lease, the status of the head lessee and rental payment terms. Continue reading »
25th January 2018
David Bailey, Partner in the Dispute Resolution team, discusses the question in the Times Newspaper.
Mediation is generally a cost-effective alternative way to secure dispute resolution. These days, typically in commercial cases, parties arrive legally tooled up with a full set of solicitors, barristers and experts, much as they would for a trial, and act accordingly. Continue reading »