BlogPosts By 'Katie Pickering'

Construction & Engineering

Top cases for project managers, employer’s agents and contract administrators – Part 2

This month we will look again at negligent certification, as well as highlighting key cases relating to schedules of payments, how to determine whether or not the works are practically complete and the tortious duties on professionals when they step over the boundary of legal support and into the realms of giving legal advice.

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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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