Collateral damage - when regulatory findings harm the reputations of third parties
As experts in defending accountants, we understand that circumstances can arise in life which could put your professional registration in jeopardy. If you are facing an investigation or disciplinary action, contact a member of our specialist team, early advice could be key in ensuring a preferred outcome.
pecialist regulatory defence solicitors
We offer a dedicated and compassionate service designed to ensure that you are properly guided through the nuances of this area of law. Our clear, practical advice will enable you to understand your options at each stage of the process and to devise a strategy for you.
We are top ranked in two of the UK’s leading legal directories, Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession and the Legal 500 and fully understand the implications that an investigation can have on you, your professional life and your family.
We have substantial experience in defending Chartered Accountants, provisional members and accountancy firms before their professional bodies, some of which include:
We can also advise on any regulatory issues that may arise, including audit registration matters, practising certificate requirements, applications for membership, training responsibilities and disclosing convictions or adverse findings to your regulator.
Our specialist solicitors have significant experience in Financial Reporting Council (FRC) investigations. We can advise you or your firm in relation to proceedings under the FRC’s Accountancy Scheme or the FRC’s Audit Enforcement Procedure.
Our expert lawyers are excellently placed to support you through all aspects of an FRC investigation, including:
Partner and Head of Department
knowledgeable about complex financial regulatory issues"
Legal 500 UK, 2017
The "incredibly impressive" Julie Matheson receives praise from market commentators who say she is "personable, incisive and knows the factual area and legislation back to front”
Chambers UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2017
The team working on my case was first-rate: they gave lightning-fast responses and possessed unparalleled expert knowledge of my profession, its regulatory bodies and the law relating to professional discipline"
Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2017
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