• A reputation for professional excellence with integrity

    A reputation for professional excellence with integrity

  • Accurate understanding and technical analysis

    Accurate understanding and technical analysis

  • National and International Experience

    National and International Experience

  • 34 years in private legal practice

    34 years in private legal practice

  • A focus on events and consequences, not gossip

    A focus on events and consequences, not gossip

  • Helping lawyers, brokers, accountants, surveyors and other professions

    Helping lawyers, brokers, accountants, surveyors and other professions

  • There when you need him

    There when you need him

Accountants

Accountants, in their diverse roles and functions, are ubiquitous to the safeguarding of financial and commercial interests. They are targets for claims and disaffections whenever their clients' plans go awry.

FMWL has experience and practical expertise to assist with

in most contexts of accountancy practice, including auditors' liabilities, to produce outcomes which, whilst sometimes disagreeable or not wished for, are commercially optimum.

For more information on the service FMWL can provide to Accountants throughout Yorkshire and the North of England, contact our Thirsk office on 01845 501162.

Case Experience

Examples of Matters handled include..

Case 1: PRE-LITIGATION

Clients: A national accountancy firm and their Insurers

Context: Alleged defective due-diligence investigations resulting in a disastrous business acquisition

Adjudicator: None

Wider Significance: Reputational protection; Consequential systemic adjustments

Outcome: Settled for a fraction of the quantum losses claimed

Duration: A 'creative' and speculative claimant expert's quantum analysis was confronted and systematically repudiated.

Case 2: REGULATORY

Clients: A regional accountancy firm

Context: An employee personally targeted with complaint to his professional regulator

Adjudicator: ACCA

Wider Significance: Reputational protection; Employee protection

Outcome: The Member was exonerated following a hearing

Duration: The complaint was made and sustained to suit extraneous interests of the complainant, spiced with personal vendetta. The employer financed the member's defence.

Professional Risk Expertise

Mike Willis has worked with a diverse range of professions including...

The FMWL Approach …

  • Accurate understanding and technical analysis;
  • Focus on duty, causal event(s) and consequences; not gossip…
  • Sensitive but objective empathy;
  • Overarching commerciality; and
  • Clear aims, with vision where necessary to explore indirect routes to solutions.