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Legal Representation For Accountants and Actuaries

Legal Representation For Accountants and Actuaries 1Our Employment Solicitors Manchester specialist for accountants and actuaries offer representation in all cases presented by the Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA).

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) replaced the Accountancy and Actuarial Disciplinary Board and is responsible for all disciplinary matters pertaining to accountancy and actuarial professions. The Financial Reporting Council is overseen by its conduct committee who manage investigations, launch disciplinary proceedings (where a case for such arises), introduce sanctions applying to behavioural misconduct, manage the operation and review of the regulation and discipline system in respect to making changes.

The Financial Reporting Council manages cases involving public interest. The relevant professional body will manage all other cases that fall into their jurisdiction. The Financial Reporting Council can choose to refer a case to the relevant professional

The Disciplinary Process

There are 4 stages to the disciplinary process:

  1. Preliminary enquiry
  2. Investigation
  3. The decision to commence disciplinary action
  4. Disciplinary tribunal hearing
  5. Delivery of punishment where misconduct is proved

Internal disciplinary proceedings

Our specialist employment law solicitors will be happy to represent any accountant or actuary involved in internal disciplinary proceedings being carried out by their employer or line manager.

Representation for accountants and actuaries in cases of regulatory proceedings

If you are subject to legal proceedings in respect to your role as an accountant or actuary, please contact us on 0161 82 11 559, or complete the form on our enquiry page. One of our dedicated team will contact you as soon as possible to discuss your case, possible outcomes and all of your available options.

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