Watch your step!

Taylor, Des (2001) Watch your step! National Accountant, 17 (3). pp. 40-43. ISSN 1039-608X


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Professionals may be liable to legal action over matters such as giving negligent advice to their clients. But their duty of care extends further, to such matters as preventing the risk of injury on their premises, as the following case illustrates. In earlier articles, I have made some ovservations concerning the liability that accountants and other professions can incur as a result of: (a) their giving negligent advice or their negligent handling of clients' matters; (b) notices and signs displayed in their offices; (c) their partners. In this concluding article, some observations are made concerning the liability that accountants and other professional can incur from their premises.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2013 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: accountant; profession; duty of care; work ethics; customer service
Fields of Research : 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1502 Banking, Finance and Investment > 150205 Investment and Risk Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150101 Accounting Theory and Standards
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9001 Financial Services > 900102 Investment Services (excl. Superannuation)

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