Accountants, pensions and actuaries
Our team acts for accountancy firms, pensions professionals and actuaries. Count on us to resolve disputes of any complexity - cost-effectively.
With lawyers based in London, Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore, we specialise in providing risk management advice and defending negligence claims against accountancy firms of all sizes, auditors, actuaries and people working across the pensions sector.
We can also help if you need to respond to complaints and proceedings before regulatory bodies such as the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Pensions Ombudsman.
Where we need to work alongside lawyers in other jurisdictions, we call upon our international best friend network of law firms to provide local expertise. This helps us ensure we find the right local lawyer for the job thereby keeping cost and indemnity spend down.
Examples of work
Acting for firms and individuals in managing proceedings before the FRC
Acting for a top 10 accountancy firm in multi-million-pound High Court proceedings relating to tax and audit services
Defending accountancy firms and other professionals involved in advising on tax avoidance schemes
Acting for a leading actuarial firm defending a claim in respect of alleged miscalculation of pension benefits
Resolving a multi-party dispute relating to pension accrual errors between a pension scheme and several trustee and adviser firms
Defending an accountancy firm in a claim relating to alleged negligence in the audit of a Chinese company listed on the Toronto stock exchange
See our accolades
They always go the extra mile.Chambers UK 2015
See our accolades
A core team of market leaders, headed by the globally renowned David Smyth.Chambers Asia Pacific 2016