Ex-partners sue Mazars for £140,000

THREE FORMER MAZARS partners are each suing the firm for more than £40,000 over claims that they have had funds withheld.

A breakdown of the claim made by the former partners has been obtained by Accountancy Age.

Robin Stevens, Stephen Bullock and Fiona Hotston Moore (pictured) filed the claim against the firm on 8 October. The claim is for funds withheld by Mazars for payment of personal income tax liability for the financial year ending 2009/10.

Hotston Moore is claiming £54,696, Stevens £44,000 and Bullock £40,519.

The trio is also claiming £777 in interest at a rate of approximately 3% per annum starting 23 July.

All three partners, who may incur tax penalties as a result of the witheld funds, have now joined Crowe Clark Whitehill.

Mazars have acknowledged the claim in court and will file a defence before the end of the year.

“As a matter of policy, Mazars makes any payments due to former and existing partners promptly and properly. However, this matter relates to ongoing legal proceedings with these individuals and as such we are not prepared to comment any further at present,” the firm stated.


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