Claims against Accountants

Claims against Accountants

If you have suffered financial losses because of errors or negligence by your accountant, the team at Mayo Wynne Baxter can help you can bring a claim against your account for compensation for these losses. For instance negligent advice on tax issues or on claims for tax relief. Or inadequate preparation of company accounts. We have expertise within our team who can understand the issue involved in claims against accountants and over the years we have successfully pursued many claims.

How can we help?

• First, we can provide an initial appraisal of your claim. As most professional negligence claims against accountants will involve expert evidence, we will help to recommend suitable professional experts. We will need to consider the original agreement between you and your accountant to establish the duties owed by your accountant. We will advise on obtaining all the documents necessary to deal with your case including your former accountant’s file of papers.

• Second, we will start your claim which will include following the Professional Negligence Pre–action Protocol. See our page on ‘Working Together’. The Protocol now encourages parties to try and resolve any disputes without resorting to the court.

• But if the Protocol does not produce a settlement, then we will advise you in relation to court proceedings and set out a plan of action to a trial of your claim. 


Brighton office

Tel 01273 775533

Eastbourne office

Tel 01323 730543

East Grinstead office

Tel 01342 310600

Forest Row office

Tel 01342 822112

Lewes office

Tel 01273 477071

Seaford office

Tel 01323 891412

Pulborough office

Tel 01798 875358

Storrington office

Tel 01903 743201

Gatwick office

Tel 0800 84 94 101

Primary Contact

Karim  Mohamed
Karim Mohamed


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