The action follows frauds which led to the Law Society Compensation fund paying out around £8.5m to clients swindled by the Sussex solicitors Durnford Ford whose senior partner, Graham Durnford Ford, was later convicted of theft over the incident.The Law Society alleges in its pending claim against KPMG that annual accountants reports recieved on Durnford Ford's affairs were negligent. It claims that had they not been, the Law Society could have intervened in the solicitors' firm's affairs and payments of £7.4m to around 300 Durnford Ford clients may have been avoided.As a preliminary point in the action, and one of vital importance to accountants reporting on solicitors, KPMG argued that it did not owe a duty of care to the Law Society in respect of the annual reports it had prepared on Durnford and in those circumstances could not be sued.Rejecting that argument, however, Sir Richard Scott the Vice Chancellor said he could see no reason why KPMG should not be under a duty to the Law Society.
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