BlogPosts By 'Katie Pickering'

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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