Legal Professional Privilege: another win for the Australian Commissioner of Taxation?
We have over 30 years' experience advising and defending accountants
Our accountants team has extensive experience of handling both contentious and non-contentious matters for accountancy firms. We have been involved in numerous high profile matters and are uniquely placed to assist all sizes and types of accountancy firms.
On the non-contentious side, our professional practice lawyers offer a range of services for the largest international accountancy networks as well as for smaller firms. These include risk management implications for global networks, and insurance and reinsurance captive arrangements under the different legal and regulatory regimes in which they operate.
Our contentious experience includes defending firms sued in small to multimillion-pound claims, and dealing with disputes covering the full range of audit, tax, advisory, valuation and insolvency services provided by accountants. We are handle claims concerning allegations of failure by the auditors to detect fraud. This is a specialised area requiring specific expertise with regards to auditors’ reports. We advise on a range of regulatory, disciplinary and investigatory proceedings, and guide our clients through the particular challenges presented by parallel domestic and cross-border civil and disciplinary proceedings.
We also work with a number of accountancy firms in relation to their employment matters, partnership disputes and team moves.