James Pretsell was recently instructed directly by a member of the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (‘ACCA’). He advised and appeared on the client’s behalf before the Admissions and Licensing Committee at a hearing where the withdrawal of the client’s practising certificate was sought on the basis that he was not a fit and proper person to hold a certificate because of a series of inadequacies identified in the client’s audits. The Admissions and Licensing Committee accepted James’s submissions and did not withdraw the certificate to practice.