Negligence claims against accountants

Negligence claims against accountants. Accountants can be employed by both businesses and individuals as sole traders to provide expert advice regarding financial transactions and to help manage their finances.

Accountants owe a duty of care to their clients and unfortunately, accountants can sometimes breach that duty of care which results in you suffering a loss.

If you have experienced one or more of the following due to the negligence of an accountant, you may be entitled to bring a professional negligence claim:

  • Missed deadlines to file annual tax returns
  • Provision of incorrect advice regarding tax management and regulations
  • Failure to prepare accurate accounts
  • Failure to value company assets correctly

How we can help

To make a successful claim, we must prove that the accountant has acted negligently and that there is a direct link between the accountant’s negligent actions and the loss that you have suffered.

We have a dedicated team of litigators who are vastly experienced in dealing with claims arising from the negligent actions of professionals and their breach of duty of care towards you.

We can assist you by reviewing your potential negligence claim, highlighting the merits and pitfalls of your claim and what options are available to you to progress your claim, and providing you with clear and concise advice throughout.

Funding negligence claims against accountants

We understand that you have already suffered significant loss and may feel aggrieved having to spend further money on trying to recover your losses through no fault of your own.

To help make what is undoubtedly an already stressful time for you a little easier, Cohen Cramer is able to offer flexible funding options ranging from:

  • Hourly rates;
  • Fixed fees for each stage of work;
  • ‘no-win-no-fee’ arrangements (also known as Conditional Fee Agreements); and
  • Deferred fee agreements (i.e. we will defer any charge until the end of your case)

We can discuss the above funding options with you to agree on the best option for you. If you are looking for a no-win-no-fee agreement, this will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and subject to an initial review of the documentation and undertaking a risk assessment of your case; this initial work will usually be done on a fixed fee basis.

Where your matter is of a more complex nature, we may also require a favourable opinion on the prospects of success from a Barrister before we can offer any alternative funding options.

Contact us

If you want to discuss your potential professional negligence claim further, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our disputes team today either by:

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Whatever the problem, whatever the profession – we are here to help.

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For more information see our professional negligence FAQ page