Accountants’ Negligence and Liability, authored by Simon Salzedo QC and Tony Singla, has just been published by Bloomsbury Professional.
Accountants’ Negligence and Liability is the only specialist full length work in this field of practice. It covers statutory and non-statutory audits, tax advice, specified procedures reporting, due diligence reports and corporate finance reporting. It also looks at difficult legal issues including the scope of losses for which the accountant may be liable with detailed reference to case law as well as money laundering and regulatory issues. Limitation and contributory fault are considered with special reference to accountants’ cases.
The book is fully up to date, including discussion of the Audit Regulation and the Audit Directive coming into force in June 2016.
Case law coverage is comprehensive. Simon and Tony have referred to every significant reported accountancy case in the English courts and included the most important commonwealth cases as well. There is full discussion of the difficult issues in this area of law including the recoverability of trading losses and the defence of ex turpi causa. The significance of Caparo v Dickman is fully explained, as is the controversy surrounding Galoo v Bright Graeme Murray. An original analysis is offered of the interaction of these cases with SAAMCO and of the controversial decision of the House of Lords in Stone & Rolls v Moore Stephens.
You can see details of the book on the publisher’s website here. A 15% discount is available for authors’ contacts, so please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the code.