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Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors – Accountants


When accountants make errors or act in an unprofessional manner, it can have serious consequences for the companies and individuals who rely on their expertise to make sure their tax and other financial affairs are in order.


Professional negligence in an accountant can have serious repercussions and affect current finances as well as future financial health.


Duncan Lewis has acknowledged expertise in successfully representing those who have suffered loss as a result of professional negligence – including advising on accountants’ professional negligence.


Issues which might lead to a claim for accountants’ professional negligence include:

  • Accounting errors
  • Failing to submit tax records or VAT records to HMRC
  • Failing to submit end of year accounts
  • Failing to pay tax or VAT owed on behalf of a client
  • Failing to detect fraud in accounts
  • Illegal tax advice (eg tax evasion schemes)
  • Missing tax deadlines
  • Negligent financial advice
  • Negligent tax advice
  • Valuation errors (eg property, business assets).

In some cases, professional negligence might also involve criminal charges if an accountant has behaved dishonestly or embezzled money from a client –  Duncan Lewis has highly successful criminal law, property and financial crime departments able to advise on all aspects of accountants’ professional negligence.


Claims for professional negligence have to be made within three years of the date when it became evident to that an accountant had committed some irregularity, or had made an error leading to financial loss.


Duncan Lewis can advise private individuals, major companies, SMEs, sole traders, or other professionals on accountants’ professional negligence and how to make a claim against an accountant for compensation.


For expert legal advice on Accountants Professional Negligence, call Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.


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