ACCA Disciplinary, ICAEW Hearings and More UK

We are specialist advisers for accountant complaints and disciplinary cases including ACCA, ICAEW Disciplinary Hearings and more.

Lawyers for accountant complaints and disciplinary cases

For any accountant in practice to be informed that a complaint has been made to their professional body, such as ACCA and that the complaint is to be investigated, will, inevitably, be an extremely worrying matter. You will not know the likely outcome to the investigation. It may be referred to an Investigation Committee. But, equally, it may end up before a Disciplinary Committee.

It is therefore absolutely essential that the practising accountant obtains expert advice at the earliest possible stage and that’s where we come in. Chris Cope  has over 40 years’ experience dealing with accountant complaint and disciplinary cases including ICAEW and ACCA disciplinary hearings. We provide specialist advice and representation for accountants.

ANCS Ltd acquisition

From August 3rd 2020, ANCS Ltd became part of Blake Morgan LLP. The excellent support and advice Chris Cope and ANCS Ltd provide will continue now as part of Blake Morgan’s growing regulatory practice, with Chris employed by Blake Morgan as a consultant.

Who are Blake Morgan?

Blake Morgan LLP is a leading full service law firm with over 100 partners and 700 staff. The team has significant experience in accountancy regulation and defending professionals who face disciplinary or regulatory investigations.

To view the full range of services offered by Blake Morgan’s Accountancy Defence team and to get in touch with one of our experts, please visit or click on the button below.

“We are thrilled to have Chris and ANCS Ltd join Blake Morgan to help share his expertise with our growing accountancy defence team. Chris has an excellent reputation in the market and is a great asset which we welcome into Blake Morgan,” says Nick Leale, Blake Morgan Regulatory Partner.

“This is an exciting new step for both parties and enables us to continue to support, advise and defend accountants when they need us most,” says Chris Cope, ANCS Ltd Managing Partner and Blake Morgan Consultant.

Existing ANCS Ltd Client?

For existing clients of ANCS ltd, your case will be seamlessly transferred over to Blake Morgan with no change to fees for you. If you are an existing client you will have received a letter explaining more detail. If you have any questions, please contact Nick Leale (020 7814 6923), Chris Cope (01769 581581), Ben Schofield (0118 982 2545), Sarah Price (0118 982 2542), Alison Wood (0118 982 2517) or Jessica Brown (0118 982 2530).

Blake Morgan Accountants Defence

We can advise and defend you now!

We will give priority to your problem and advise you as to what you should do. We will also assist in drafting your response to the professional body. Whether it’s ACCA, ICAEW or another body. We will guide you throughout the investigation and if – which we hope will not happen – you are referred to the Disciplinary Committee, Chris Cope will represent you or ensure that you are represented by experienced counsel. We will, though, need to charge you a fee for our services. However, we consider that our hourly rates are reasonable. We also offer no-obligation free initial advice (by telephone or email) about your case and your requirements.

We are here to assist the accountancy profession and offer a unique and reliable service in the UK for helping you deal with ACCA/ICAEW disciplinaries and much more.

For free initial advice on disciplinary hearings

please contact Chris Cope (consultant/solicitor) on 01769 581581, or alternatively, send him an email

Why Us?

We give accountants access to a specialist lawyer and advice concerning complaints, regulatory and disciplinary hearings. We also advise on professional matters, ethics, difficult clients and provide guidance on how to apply for readmission…

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Our Experts

Our two directors can assist clients in the UK facing a complaint, disciplinary proceedings, a regulatory problem or a difficult practice issue and by providing advice generally. In other words, we exist to help you solve your practice problems. Our two directors include…

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