Letter of claim—against an accountant for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in preparing accounts
Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate
Letter of claim—against an accountant for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in preparing accounts

The following Dispute Resolution precedent Produced in partnership with Leigh Callaway of Fladgate provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter of claim—against an accountant for breach of contract and, or alternatively, negligence in preparing accounts

[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 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.]

    1. 1

      Overview

      1. 1.1

        As you are aware, we act for [insert claimant’s name].

      1. 1.2

        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)].

      1. 1.3

        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.

      1. 1.4

        [Having reviewed the

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