New accountant carries out work without professional clearance...

A client owed me money.  I received prof clearance letter from new firm (which I was quite happy about).  I replied stating that the client owed money and we would release information as and when we received the overdue funds.

We have still not received the money and I have today discovered that the new accountant has carried out the next years accounts (without my paperwork) and filed these at Companies House.

Is this common practice?  I assumed that professional firms would have waited for complete clearance from us first.

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Unpaid bills do not amount to a professional reason

cymraeg_draig |
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It is not "clearance"

Euan MacLennan |
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Clearance is not permission

stepurhan |
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No a requirement, merely a courtesy

cymraeg_draig |
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