Disputes with accountants

How DAS Law can help you

Our experienced team of dispute resolution lawyers will provide you with practical legal advice if you have a legal dispute with an accountant.

These are some of the outcomes we can achieve for you:

  • Compensation for losses due to the accountant’s negligence.
  • Repayment of the fees paid to the accountant.
  • Important things to consider

    Here are some important things you should be aware of regarding your legal problem:

    • Proving that an accountant was negligent can be challenging. You must show that no reasonably competent accountant would have given the advice your accountant gave or would have made the errors your accountant made.
    • Proving negligence will often require compelling expert evidence from another qualified accountant who is prepared to stand up in court if necessary.
    • The time limit for bringing a claim could start to run from the date of the accountant’s error or when negligent advice was acted on, rather than when the accountant’s negligence was discovered.

    How much will it cost?

    If you would like DAS Law to help you with your dispute with an accountant, there are a number of ways to fund your legal costs.

    Legal expenses insurance (LEI)

    If you have a commercial insurance policy this may include LEI cover. If so, your legal costs may be covered by that policy, subject to its terms and conditions. If you are unsure if your insurance policy includes LEI cover, we will check this with you.

    Personal LEI

    No legal expenses insurance

    Unfortunately we are unable to take on private instructions at the moment, and can only work with customers who have legal expenses insurance.

    What should I do next?

    If you have legal expenses insurance with DAS, please call us on the number listed in your policy.

    William Ellerton

    Head of Litigation & Dispute Management, Solicitor

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    Chris Brewin

    Principal Associate, Solicitor

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    Daniel Scarrott

    Senior Associate, Solicitor

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    Submitting late or incorrect tax returns or giving advice no other accountant would have given are typical examples of negligence. These can be expensive mistakes, and you should be entitled to compensation if your accountant makes them.

    William Ellerton, Dispute Management

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