The following Dispute Resolution precedent Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
[ON THE HEADED NOTEPAPER OF CLAIMANT’S SOLICITORS]
FAO [MANAGING PARTNER]
[NAME OF DEFENDANT ACCOUNTANT]
[ADDRESS LINE 1]
[ADDRESS LINE 2]
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 of your preliminary notice of claim, if sent].
That letter was a preliminary notice of claim sent pursuant to the Pre-Action Protocol for Professional Negligence, and required an acknowledgment by [insert date].
We are in receipt of your letter dated [insert date] acknowledging receipt of the preliminary notice. [However, we await confirmation that your professional 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.]
As you are aware, we act for [insert claimant’s name].
We are instructed that in or around [insert date] you were instructed to act as our client’s accountant. In particular, you were instructed to prepare, on behalf of our client, our client’s [full statutory] [abbreviated] accounts for the tax year[s] [insert date(s)].
As more particularly detailed below, it is our client’s position that as a result of your negligent acts [and/or omissions] during the course of your retainer, and in particular the negligent drafting of our client’s annual accounts, our client has suffered [considerable] loss and damage.
[Having reviewed the
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