Letter of claim against accountants for negligently devised tax avoidance scheme
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Letter of claim against accountants for negligently devised tax avoidance scheme

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  • Letter of claim against accountants for negligently devised tax avoidance scheme

[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]

FAO [MANAGING PARTNER]

[NAME OF DEFENDANT ACCOUNTANT]

[ADDRESS LINE 1]

[ADDRESS LINE 2]

[POSTCODE]

[DATE]

Dear [insert organisation name]

[PROSPECTIVE CLAIMANT’S NAME] AND [PROSPECTIVE DEFENDANT’S NAME]

LETTER OF CLAIM

We write further to our letter dated [insert date]. That letter was a preliminary notice of claim sent pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence (the Protocol), and required an acknowledgment by [insert date].

[We are in receipt of your letter dated [insert date] acknowledging receipt of the preliminary notice of claim. [However, we await confirmation that your professional indemnity insurers have been advised of the circumstances of our client’s claim against you. We also request that you pass a copy of this letter to them, and confirm to us that you have done so.] OR We cannot trace an acknowledgement of our preliminary notice of claim and await confirmation of receipt of our correspondence by return.]

    1. 1

      Overview and identity of parties

      1. 1.1

        [As you are aware], [W OR w]e act for [insert Claimant’s name]. [You are the only other party involved in this dispute. OR We are also considering whether [name potential co-defendant] bears any responsibility for this claim], as a result of this we have written/are considering writing a letter of claim to that party.

      1. 1.2

        We are instructed that in or around [insert date] you were instructed to act as our client’s accountant. As part of that

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