Regulation and Governance

We are a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).   The firm is governed by ICAEW practice management principles aimed at protecting the public.   These include:

  • Quality Assurance oversight by ICAEW
  • The obligation to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Following ICAEW regulations and guidance

Our insolvency practice is also overseen by the ICAEW.

Our sister firm, Gore and Company, is also an ICAEW member firm.

European Services Directive

We are required to set out for clients and those wishing to use our firm's services a set of information on our business.   This is set out below:

Name of the firm: AP Benson Limited
Legal Form: Private Limited Company
Registered Office and Postal Address (for governance matters):           2.04 QWest, 1100 Great West Road, London. TW8 0GP
Fax or Email:
Telephone: 0203 432 5034
Regulatory Body: The firm is regulated by ICAEW.   Individual staff members are overseen by other professional bodies.   Details are available on request.
VAT Number: GB 781 8522 06

Complaints should be referred to the firm's Principal, Mr. Girn, in the first instance and may be referred to ICAEW in the event that the complainant is not satisfied with the firm's resolution, management or explanation in response to the claim.   The firm encourages the use of mediation and dispute resolution services before resort to litigation.

Information on our firm's other activities is set out in this website.   We do not anticipate conflicts of interest in working with clients but we review each case at its inception and periodically in the course of the case for potential conflicts and we would work to resolve a conflict of interest quickly and appropriately should one be recognised. In resolving the conflict, we would be guided by the Code of Ethics of The ICAEW which can be viewed, Code of Ethics section 220.

Prices for services are not predetermined and will usually be set out in either a Letter of Engagement (or equivalent email) which forms our agreement with a client or in a form otherwise approved for the provision of services, e.g. in the form of a contract or other formal agreement.