When a business or private individual appoints an accountant, they trust that they will make sure invoices and taxes are paid on time, profitability is evaluated and growth is managed.

However, sometimes the service provided by your accountant might fall below the professional standard you should receive, which could result in you or your business suffering a financial loss.

As one of the UK’s largest professional negligence departments, we’re here to help recover any losses that you might have incurred by assisting you with an accountant negligence claim. We could be able to help you claim compensation if your accountant has:

  • Provided incorrect tax advice
  • Failed to detect fraud
  • Conducted audits incorrectly
  • Inaccurately valued company assets
  • Failed to prepare accounting documents
  • Missed an important deadline (e.g. annual tax return)

Accountant negligence claims are usually subject to a six year time limit, from the date when the negligence took place, so it’s important to contact our lawyers as soon as possible.

After you’ve contacted us we’ll discuss how to progress with your case and the funding options available. Our team offers a variety of funding options for accountant negligence cases including fixed fees, and private retainers. We also offer Conditional Fee Agreements (CFAs) and After The Event (ATE) insurance.


Recent Work

Divorce Case

We acted for an individual whose accountant incorrectly valued shares which our client relied upon during their divorce proceedings.

High Street Lender

Our team mediated a number of claims for a high street lender, recovering £2.5 million.

Insurance Brokers

Currently acting for a firm of IFAs in a circa £1.7million claim against their insurance brokers. Our client is facing a multi-million pound law suit which they are not insured for.

Sports Club

Our lawyers acted for a sports club to help uncover the negligent service of its accountant. We helped the club prove that its accountant had failed to spot fraud.

High Street Banks

Handled volume surveyor claims for two high street banks, with a minimum value of £250,000.

Independent Property Developers

We’ve been instructed by independent property developers to pursue a claim against their former solicitors who failed to secure an express “right of way” over land that our clients purchased.

Business News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying, as well as some of the recent deals we have completed for our clients here in the UK and abroad.

We also offer the following services:

Architect Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad advice from an architect, our professional negligence lawyers can help your business claim compensation.

Barrister Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad advice from a barrister, our professional negligence lawyers can help your business claim compensation.

Financial Advisor Negligence Claims

Our professional negligence lawyers help businesses and individuals who have received poor advice from financial advisors.

Insurance Broker Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad service from an insurance broker, our professional negligence lawyers could help you claim compensation.

Solicitor Negligence Claims

If you’ve received negligent advice from a solicitor, our professional negligence lawyers can help you to claim compensation.

Surveyor & Valuer Negligence Claims

If you’ve received bad advice from a surveyor, our professional negligence lawyers can help your business claim compensation.

Professional Negligence Funding Options

We’ve provided a breakdown of the funding options that may be available to you, as well as details of an insurance policy that’s designed to protect you.

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"A well-run and steady ship with a strong presence in the claimant market."

Chambers & Partners, 2020

“[The team’s] particular innovation is identifying professional negligence claims by insolvent companies and individuals against their former advisers. I’m not aware of another firm with such a specialism.”

Legal 500, 2022

"They are very straightforward, don't overcomplicate issues and are very good at supporting their clients in hearings."

Chambers & Partners, 2022

We Work Nationally

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

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Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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