Professional negligence claim against tax advisers

Professional negligence claim against tax advisers

Ensors were engaged by the defendant to act as an expert witness in a claim for approximately £500,000 against the tax advisers by their clients in relation to a tax scheme. 

The case related to transactions entered into nearly a decade earlier, Fiona Hotston Moore was able to draw from her own experience working as a tax adviser in relation to film finance in the relevant time. Fiona prepared a report to cover her opinion on how the tax legislation applied to the transactions anticipated and undertaken. Equally helpful, she was able to explain how the relevant practices and political environment in relation to film partnerships had changed over the last decade. Fiona provided a joint report with the other party’s expert and the matter was settled shortly thereafter.