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Richard Liddell

Accountants, Auditors & Actuaries

Rick acts both for and against accountants, auditors and tax advisors.  Examples of his wide experience in this field include:

  • Junior counsel to Roger Stewart QC in an action by the trustees in bankruptcy of a firm of solicitors against its former practice accountants.
  • Retained by a famous singer/songwriter in a claim against his former accountants and tax advisors.
  • Acting for a firm of accountants in a claim concerning capital gains tax and income tax advice.
  • Acted for a firm of accountants in a claim arising out of advice concerning capital allowances due to the Claimants from their position as owners of a Nursing Home.
  • Instructions directly from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Acting for an auditor in disciplinary proceedings brought by the FRC concerning various audits of a company in the lead up to the company being admitted to AIM.  Three week hearing.  Led by Ben Hubble QC. 
  • Acting in a claim against a company's former accountants and tax advisers relating to capital gains tax that was payable following the sale of another company.  Led by Ben Hubble QC.
  • Acting for a firm of accountants in a Part 20 claim brought by a firm of solicitors relating to tax payable by the Claimant following the sale of a company.

Rick has also recently been retained by the Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board (AADB) in respect of the conduct of (i) a major firm of accountants relating to the audits of the Financial Statements of a UK FTSE 250 Company and (ii) the Company’s European Financial Controller.

He has also been engaged in litigation involving tax schemes (Information and Communication Technology): The Innovator Litigation.