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Construction & Engineering

Top cases for architects to consider

It's widely appreciated that architects can be appointed to provide a professional service which carries with it a required duty of care. The architect must perform their duties properly and failure to do so means they may be liable for damages. Here we look at a few important cases where the architect’s services and duty of care have been called into question.

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Construction & Engineering

Case Digest: University of Warwick -v- Balfour Beatty Group [2018] – an interpretation of “Practical Completion”

Achievement of ‘Practical Completion’ under a building contract has significant consequences, including marking the end of substantive works and the start of the defects liability period. However, while this is a term known by many across the construction industry, there is no single definition that constitutes Practical Completion.

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Construction & Engineering

A stitch in time.....

Standard terms and conditions should be a key document for any business, but particularly for those working on construction projects. Although express (written) terms do not necessarily constitute all of the relevant terms of the agreement and in some circumstances the courts will imply terms into a contract, a written contract between the parties helps to avoid uncertainty.

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