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Aircraft Leasing and Financing Solutions Big Four domination creates dearth of expert witnesses - 02 Mar 2011 non-conflicted expert accounting witnesses could impact on the ability to bring litigation against the biggest firms. The Joint Disciplinary Scheme, the accountants' watchdog that has issued its last annual report after completing its caseload, warned that the "near monopoly" of Big Four audits of the FTSE 350 meant it was difficult to find expert accounting witnesses to help in tribunals. The JDS said that the problem, which also affects civil litigation cases, occurs where all four firms often provide services to a single large client. "If it is not possible to use one of the four large firms, the alternatives may be very limited," stated the JDS. "An example of the danger which the litigation system faces from this dependence on only four firms can be seen in the Equitable Life Assurance Society case, where the three large firms not involved were conflicted out of acting against Ernst & Young," said the JDS' report.

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