To cut a long story short my accountant has been representing the firm he worked for to us doing our companies books but in reality was doing them on the side and pocketing payment himself. His firm found out and suspended/sacked him and he fled abroad. Since then several irregularites have come to light and I know he has cost his firm a fair amont in charges.
We have received fines from HRMC for non filing of returns now totalling over 3K which they are demanding payment. We had already paid him to file them but he didnt.
Is his company liable for allowing him to represent them? Its also come to light he had a CCJ which he had lied to his employer about, and I think this was the basis for his sacking/suspension.
Should he have been allowed to practise?