Professional negligence: accountants in the line of fire

Article by Stephen King, partner and head of Dispute Resolution and Andrew Willian, solicitor in the Dispute Resolution team, warning that accountants are at the frontline of negligence claims when failed businesses look for someone to blame, first published on Accountancy Live online on 9 March 2015. 

Click here to read Stephen and Andrew's article


10 March 2015

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Professional negligence: accountants in the line of fire