Carillion Pushes KPMG To Hand Over Docs In Negligence Suit

Law360, London (May 12, 2020, 5:13 PM BST) -- Collapsed British construction giant Carillion PLC has stepped up its efforts to bring a civil suit against KPMG over misstatements in its accounts, as it urged a judge on Tuesday to sign an order forcing the accounting company to hand over crucial documents on the audits.

Carillion, which entered into liquidation in 2018, is mounting a professional negligence claim against KPMG LLP and KPMG Audit PLC for audits carried out on the company's books for 2014, 2015 and 2016.

Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC, counsel for Carillion, said at a virtual High Court hearing that KPMG has refused to hand over papers her...

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