Accountant Negligence Claims

If I have a case against my accountant

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If I have a case against my accountant

In order to make a successful claim for professional negligence against your accountant you will need to prove that the actions of your accountant have caused you or your business to suffer a financial loss.

It is important to establish whether your accountant has actually been negligent or merely provided an inadequate service as there is often confusion between the two concepts. One of the most common causes of a complaint against an accountant is when there is a delay in the service provided.

While any delay can be very frustrating, it is not usually sufficient grounds to take legal action against your accountant. Unless such a delay resulted in a measurable material financial loss to you, it would not be possible to make a successful claim for professional negligence against your accountant in such circumstances.

Evidence to support your case is vital in these actions. You must prove to the court that the services provided by your accountant and their professional skill and care fell short of what you were entitled to expect of any reasonably competent accountant and that this failure in their duty of care lead directly to your financial loss. It may be necessary to obtain expert evidence in support of your claim.

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