Professional Negligence Claim against Accountants

We are specialists in bringing cases against professionals who have provided poor advice to clients causing them financial, mental and emotional distress and loss.

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What is a professional negligence claim against an accountant?

Claims can be taken out against accountants if you believe that they have breached the duty of care to you by providing you with negligent advice which does not stand up to the professional standard expected. This would apply, for example, where you feel that an accountant has failed to properly advise you on an investment scheme or where a tax return has been incorrectly completed.

Where an accountant completes work for a client, the work is expected to be of a reasonable standard. Where it is not and causes a client significant financial loss, a claim can be made against the accountant to compensate the client for that loss, including consequential loss he or she may sustain as a result of the poor advice provided. An example is where the accountant caused a loss over a span of years and the client could have reinvested those monies he may have had into other ventures depriving him of lost opportunities and capital appreciation.

Will my claim be successful?

In order to bring a successful negligence claim against an accountant, a claimant i.e. the person bringing the claim, must demonstrate to the court that the professional in question owed them a duty of care which is normally established by them being a client in the first place, secondly that professional breached his duty of care, thirdly that the professional by either doing something or failing to do something (the latter often referred to as an omission), caused the claimant a loss. The loss is the fourth element that the claimant must prove.

Funding and Solicitor’s Costs

We are able to talk you through the best options for you which include:

  • Fixed Costs Consultations
  • Fixed Fees
  • Staged Engagements (where the scope of engagement is defined)
  • No-Win No-Fee Conditional Fee Agreements (CFA)
  • Funding Options – Litigation Finance and Funding
  • Adverse Costs Insurance – ATE Funding
  • Debt Based Agreements (DBA) – contingency style arrangements

How to make contact

To find out more about how we can help, to discuss your potential claim or to start the process, please call us on 0207 889 0100 or email us on

We can assist you wherever you are based, and also have offices in London.

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