Defence Solicitors For Accountants

Cartwright King Solicitors have a team of defence solicitors for accountants who are driven to achieve the best possible results for our clients. We have the expertise and experience to deal with the complexities of Accountancy regulation and disciplinary investigations and proceedings. Whether you require advice or need someone to represent you at disciplinary hearings, we are here to help. We have offices based throughout the UK and can assist wherever you are based.

Free initial telephone consultation

If you are the subject of a disciplinary investigation or facing disciplinary proceedings, call us on 0345 894 1622 or email for your free initial telephone consultation.

Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline Board

The Accountancy and Actuarial Discipline board (AADB) has been operational since 2004 and is the independent disciplinary body for accountants, accountancy firms and actuaries in the UK.  The AADB is responsible for operating and administering an independent disciplinary scheme (the Accountancy Scheme) covering members of the following professional bodies:

  • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ireland
  • The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

The AADB can require the professional bodies to provide it with documents when required. If any accountant or accountancy firm fails to present this information it would potentially lead to disciplinary proceedings.

How We Can Help

At Cartwright King, our Professional Discipline solicitors understand the stress that disciplinary investigations and proceedings including hearings can bring and are available to support you throughout the entire process.

Our team of experienced Professional Discipline lawyers have the expertise to assist you in a variety of matters including:

  • Compliance
  • Disclosure to professional bodies including preparing responses to request for information
  • Written and oral representations
  • Professional misconduct
  • Issues of professional competence and due care
  • Criminal convictions
  • Publicity

Our Professional Discipline solicitors can guide you through all accountancy disciplinary matters. As accountancy regulation is complex, it is imperative that you obtain legal advice as soon as possible.  We can assist in protecting your interests in the full range of investigations and proceedings including:

  • Preparing responses to formal allegations
  • Representation before Disciplinary Committee, Admissions & Licensing Committee and Audit Registration Committee hearings
  • Appeals against formal decisions
  • Advice and representation in all criminal investigations

Why Choose Us

Our Professional Discipline solicitors understand that accountancy regulation is complex which is why we tailor our legal advice to meet the individual needs of our clients, offering you a bespoke service. We have a vast amount of experience in representing and defending individuals and we will deal with your case from the outset to conclusion, offering you reassurance every step of the way. We'll also explain all the legal terms to you and advise you as to the likely outcomes.

How to Make Contact

If you require legal advice or if you would like a no obligation free initial discussion, then please call us on 0345 894 1622. Alternatively you can email the Professional Discipline team on and we will contact you.

We are happy to meet at a time and location that suits you. We have a network of offices in BirminghamBedfordBoltonDerbyLeedsLeicesterLondon TempleLondon Fleet StreetLutonManchesterMiddlesbroughMilton KeynesNewcastleNorthamptonNottinghamOxfordSheffield and Worcester.

For further information please get in touch with our dedicated team.

Andrew Brammer - Head of Regulatory



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