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Law firm takes second swing at Wilkins Kennedy

Following its success in the case of Harlequin Property v Wilkins Kennedy, ELS Legal has settled a second successive claim against the accountancy firm on behalf of a client.

It is the second time in two years that ELS Legal has locked horns with top 20 accountancy firm Wilkins Kennedy.

In the most recent case, City law firm ELS Legal was approached by an owner of three defunct restaurants who believed that Wilkins Kennedy’s actions had led to their downfall.

This is a claim which Wilkins Kennedy strongly denied.

ELS Legal issued a claim on behalf of its client, and shortly after, the proceedings were settled on a confidential basis.

The ELS Legal litigation team brought the case of Harlequin Property against Wilkins Kennedy in 2012. The firm secured around £10 million for Harlequin in 2016 after the court concluded that Wilkins Kennedy had acted negligently.

Richard Spector, ELS Legal’s Head of Litigation and Managing Partner, said: “It was interesting to be approached again by someone who had concerns as to Wilkins Kennedy’s standard of work. Their negligent actions in the case of Harlequin Property led to major financial distress over a number of years. We implore anyone who may have similar concerns to come forward and discuss their case.”

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ELS Legal is an international law firm based in London with more than 50 partner offices across the world. As part of the Cathay Associates global legal network, we are the first choice law firm for a number of British businesses and overseas clients.

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